Chief Executive Officer of Asante Kotoko, Nana Yaw Amponsah has stated clearly that he can never cross carpet to manage rival club, Hearts of Oak in any capacity, not even in the future.
Nana Yaw Amponsah was appointed Kotoko’s CEO in August, 2020 to run the affairs of the club for a period of three years.
The young lawyer’s administration came in to replace the dissolved George Amoako led leadership which had left a three months void.
We have seen players change camp between traditional clubs with the likes of Godwin Ablorddey, Hamza Mohammed, Charles Taylor, Ollenu Ashittey just to mention a few coming into mind.
However, Nana Yaw Amponsah does not see such a movement [from Kotoko to Hearts as CEO] for him as a possibility and not even in the future.
“Before I got the job, I love Kotoko but I have always been a professional to the point that..
“Let me tell you [referring to Nana Aba Anamoah] this, if after delivering my mandate at Kotoko and Olympics calls me, fine I won’t go to Hearts of Oak that’s for a fact, never.
“The footballers leave Kotoko and go to Hearts of Oak and vice versa but you see Kotoko is such that, the spirit that is imbibed in you and what I have experienced, I don’t it’s possible.
“I don’t think it’s possible. They say you never say never but I don’t think it’s possible. It’s not possible.” Nana Yaw Amponsah told Nana Aba Anamoah on StarrChart.
Nana Yaw Amponsah aspired for the Ghana Football Association’s presidential seat but himself, George Afriyie, Fred Pappoe and Madam Amanda Clinton all lost to incumbent, Kurt Okraku in 2019.
Amponsah prior to picking up the Asante Kotoko Chief Executive job, was the Chairman of the then Division League One club, Phar Rangers FC but resigned from his position ahead of his appointment.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Ghana and a Master’s Degree in Sports Law and Practices from the Leicester DE Monort University, UK.