Asante Kotoko confirmed the appointment of Prosper Ogum Narteh as the club’s new manager and he will be at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium until 2024 having signed a two-year deal.
The Porcupine Warriors moved swiftly to bring in the former WAFA coach following the decision to mutually terminate the contract with Portuguese coach Mariano Baretto.
Narteh Ogum will be charged with the task of reviving the fortunes of Kotoko after they went trophyless having failed to win Ghana Premier League and got eliminated from the FA Cup in the round of 16 by Berekum Chelsea
Coach Prosper Narteh Ogum has spoken for the first time after his appointment as the head coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
Below are all the key quotes from Prosper Narteh’s first interview as Kotoko head coach:
“In the modern game, teams that play nice football put the ball on the turf and build up from the goalkeeper until they score. That system has its designed training and that’s what I’ve carefully mastered and teaches my players everywhere I go.”
“I want Kotoko to play a beautiful game that would please everyone who watches the team at training and in games.”
“I want Kotoko to win trophies in my time here as Head Coach.”
“I want the team to be disciplined in an unprecedented way; that the players would respect themselves, the supporters, and Management and all these people also respect the players back so the players would know they’re important and give their best at training and in games.”
“I’ll use a democratic style of leadership where I will be open to everybody. I would listen to everybody but then make sure that the right things that would help the interest of Asante Kotoko supersede every personal interest.”
𝑨𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒔 (𝑫𝒂𝒗𝒊𝒅 𝑶𝒄𝒍𝒐𝒐 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑱𝒐𝒉𝒏 𝑬𝒅𝒖𝒂𝒇𝒐)
“They have knowledge when it comes to designing training programs that’ll make us play the beautiful game we want to play. They can read and identify the strengths and weaknesses of our opponents and us.”
“I was very happy when I heard about Kotoko’s partnership with Southampton FC. I’m ever ready to bring on board my knowledge in youth development to Kotoko. I want to establish a youth system that every young player would aspire to be part of before I leave”.
“I want to be remembered as the coach who came and established a strong, sound youth team for Kotoko, a coach who came and changed the style of play of Kotoko and a coach who came and won trophies for Kotoko.”