Ex-Bayern Munich star and Ghana international, Samuel Osei Kuffuor has revealed his current position at Kotoko by stating that he is the President of the club and not the Chief Executive Officer [CEO] adding that the fans must rally behind the club.
According to viral media reports, the former footballer last Saturday was appointed by the owner of the Kumasi based club Otumfuo Osei Tutut to take over from Paul Adu-Gyamfi led administration which many quotes has labeled his current position at the club as Executive chairman or CEO.
Though Osei Kuffuor’s position is yet be confirmed by Manhyia, the Supersport pundit has stated on record by revealing that his current position at Kotoko is the President and not the Chief Executive Officer.
“I’m the President of Kotoko, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona have a President why not Kotoko the team had to be taken to a different level, being the President of Kotoko is not about me; it’s about the fans, it’s about the people who pay GHc1 to watch Kotoko; it’s about those who cry when Kotoko lose.
“If I think about these things and I tell myself take it because you are not doing it for yourself but for generations. I need all hands, Kotoko supporters must come onboard, my colleague ex-footballers must come onboard, all fans of Kotoko must come onboard. I cannot do it alone, I can’t. I need all hands.” Sammy Kuffour told Metro TV.
The 1991 U-17 gold winner also revealed his unconditional love for the former premier league champions stating that in the past he used to be a ball boy for the club.
“When I was young, I used to cry when Kotoko lose games. I used to be a ball boy for Opoku Nti and I also used to carry the boots of Opoku Afriyie because we were living in the same house. I grew up in Ashtown, a die-hard Kotoko vicinity so when I think about all of these, I only tell myself, take it.” Kuffour added.
The owner of the club, Osei Tutu II is set to formalized Samuel Osei Kuffuor’s appointment on Friday at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.