by Dom Agbakpe
After what seems like an eternity, Ghanaian soccer outfit, Asante Kotoko have hired Nana Yaw Amponsah as their new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following a thorough recruitment process.
There has been a glaring need for someone to oversee financial duties at Asante Kotoko since the departure of George Amoako four months ago.
Up until his appointment, the ex-FIFA intermediary was the CEO of Division One League side, PHAR Rangers.
He was unveiled at a ceremony in Kumasi on Friday, August 6, 2020.
Nana Yaw Amponsah has been given a contract that runs through August 2023 and been tasked to brand and market the club into one of the African football giants.
Arguably, Asante Kotoko are biggest and the most successful football club in the history of the Ghana Premier League with 23 titles. 2014 was the last time they won the trophy.
Moreso, they have won the FA Cup nine times and the Super Cup three occasions. On the continental level, they ruled Africa in 1970 and 1983.
Who is Nana Yaw Amponsah?
Nana Yaw Amponsah holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon, and a Master’s Degree in Sports Law and Practice from the Leicester DE Monort University, UK.
He has also been given the opportunity to pursue a PhD in Sports Leadership at the Concordia University in United States of America (USA).
The GFA Presidential Aspirant was a Licensed Player Agent/Intermediary and transferred over 50 players from Ghana and almost 100 across the globe, which brought huge revenues to Ghanaian clubs in the process from 2008 to 2018.
The Prestigious 40 Under 40 awardee, is the Director of Football for Phar Partnerships from 2014 to Present and the Founder and CEO of Cornny Drinks Limited.
He is an expert in the areas of Commercial Aspects of Sports, Sports and Ethics, Sports Governance, Representing the Athlete/Player and Sports Regulatory Regimes and Sports Rights, and ambush marketing.