Kotoko boss denies Opoku Nti’s sacking

Opoku Nti – Still at post

Opoku Nti – Still at post

KUMASI Asante Kotoko CEO, Opoku Nti has denied reports that he has been sacked as the club’s General Manager.

According to a publication on the club’s official website, www.asantekotokosc.com, the club legend is “still in office.”

The local media on Tuesday reported the ex-international had been given the heave-ho and a new management constituted.

But speaking to Asantekotokosc.com, Nti said: “I have no idea what they are talking about. I am at post.”

Nti was appointed as General Manager by the Paul Adu-Gyamfi led Board of Directors two years ago.

In a related deveopment, Communications Manager of Kotoko, Kwaku Ahenkorah has described reports that General Manager Opoku Nti has been sacked by Otumfuo as totally false insisting that the reports show total disrespect to the Asantehene.

The local sports media had earlier reported that the former striker of the club, Opoku Nti has been sacked by the Life Patron of the club Otumfuo Osei Tutu II as the General Manager replacing him with Dr. Kwaku Frimpong but the Communications Manager of the club thinks it is disrespectful to the Asante King.

However,Kwaku Ahenkorah said ‘We all know that Manhyia appointed the board and they also appointed Opoku Nti. Why do people want to go ahead of Manhyia to be publishing reports that Manhyia and for that matter Otumfuo had sacked Opoku Nti? It is utter disrespect to the Asantehene.

Meanwhile, Kotoko’s Deputy Operations Manager Ali Maradona has insisted that the management is firmly behind coach David Duncan amidst reports he will be replaced.

In the latest development,Tommy Moller Nielsen left Kumasi last Monday following the confusion surrounding his appointment as technical director of Asante Kotoko.

Dr. Kwaku Frimpong, a benefactor of the club and a candidate for the General Manager position, sent the Danish trainer to the Garden City.

The former Rangers First Team coach was at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday to watch the team suffer a 3-1 defeat to league champions AshantiGold in the Otumfuo Cup.

But there is uncertainty surrounding his appointment as the current board and management have no idea about his coming.

From Times Sports Desk

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