The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has descended heavily on old players of Kumasi Asante Kotoko for abandoning the club.
He observed with anger and concern that the Kotoko old players were not supporting the club to progress as expected from them.
Otumfuo, who is the owner and spiritual head of Kotoko, stated that the club’s old players had surprisingly abandoned the club, now.
He said he was expecting the old players to support the current Kotoko CEO, Opoku Nti, who is also an ex-player of the club, to succeed.
Sadly, the Asante Monarch observed that the old players had turned their backs at the club at this crucial time that Kotoko needs their support.
Otumfuo had therefore entreated all past Kotoko players to come on board and support Opoku Nti’s administration to succeed.
The Asante King said he was not happy about how the past Kotoko players had ditched the Porcupine Warriors now.
He said these when former board member of the club, Kennedy Agyepong who is popularly known as ‘Kenpong”, paid a courtesy call on him at the Manhyia Palace.
Kenpong, who was accompanied by some old Kotoko players, used the occasion to inform Otumfuo about his (Kenpong’s) mother’s death.
The Kotoko old players that were present at the palace included Rev. Osei Kofi, Opoku Nti, Dogo Moro, W.K. Mfum and Abukari Gariba.
Otumfuo stated that Kotoko’s old players are major stakeholders of the club so they should support the present management to succeed.