Sports

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rigworld Group, Kofi Amoa-Abban, the philanthropist noted for settling the long-standing feud between two Ghanaian dancehall heavyweights – Shatta Wale and Stonebuoy – has been appointed as a member of the Kumasi Asante Kotoko Sporting Club’s Board of Directors.

The appointment, according to a letter signed by Kofi Badu, Chief of Staff of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, the sole share-holder of the club, took effect from yesterday, July 1 2020.

Mr Amoa-Abban will serve for three football seasons as defined by the calendar of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

Giving details of what is expected of the Board of Directors, Mr Badu explained: “the Board bears collective responsibility for all the acts and omissions of the Club and it behoves it to endeavour to adopt the most appropriate corporate practice in the conduct of its affairs.”

“The Board will be the highest decision making body, responsible to the sole share-holder for policy formulation as well as the exercise of active oversight over the management, development, financial control, technical direction and performance of the Club,” he said.

Youth development

The Board has also been directed to open up opportunities for social advancement of the youth in the country through sports.

“The sole share-holder tasks you to rebuild the Asante Kotoko SC brand both for its performance on the sporting field and as a viable and self-sustaining economic entity able ultimately to reclaim its pre-eminent position among the elite clubs of Africa,” the letter said.

In considering the building blocks needed for the sustainable future, you will accord priority to the establishment of an academy and initiate a social compact with our communities to provide a youth development programme which will become not only a flow of talent to feed our professional teams but opens up wider opportunities for the the social advancement of our youth through sports,” it added.

Other appointments

The CEO of Lexta Ghana Ltd, Martin Osei Kwaku Brobbey, and the CEO of Joshob Construction Ltd, James Osei Brown, have also been appointed onto the Board, bringing the total number to 12, from an initial nine-member board.

The 12-member board, to be chaired by Dr Kwame Kyei, CEO of Unity Group of Companies, includes Mr Jude Arthur; Mr Kwadwo Boateng Gyamfi, Board Chairman, Exim Bank; Mr Kwasi Osei Fori, Chief Executive Officer, Edmark Group/Rockshore Mining Limited; Kwabena Mensah, Corporate Lawyer; and Joseph Yaw Addo, former Director of Sports, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

The rest are Baffour Kwame Kusi, Ankobeahene; Mrs Evelyn Nsiah Asare, Director of Sports, Sunyani Technical University; Alhaji Abu Lamin, a businessman; Kofi Amoa-Abban; Martin Osei Kwaku Brobbey, CEO of Lexta Ghana Ltd; and James Osei Brown, CEO of Joshob Construction Ltd.

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