Asante Kotoko and Portugal coach, Mariano Baretto mutually ended their marriage last month after he failed to guide them to any domestic trophy.
Baretto replaced Ghana coach Maxwell Konadu in March in a one-and-a-half year deal following the arrival of the Nana Yaw Amponsah led management.
The Porcupine Warriors went last season without a trophy, missing out the league title to arch rivals, Hearts of Oak and finishing in the quarter finals of the MTN FA Cup.
The void created by the exit of Mariano Baretto has since been filled by former West Africa Football Academy Coach, Prosper Narteh Ogum in a 2-year deal with former Liberty Professionals coach, David Ocloo and John Eduafo as assistants.Malik Jabir is Kotoko legend and has called on the fans to lower their expectations and allow the new technical team some space to work.
“I will say they [the fans] should exercise patience. Our team according to my survey for the last four years, we have never played any better football.
“So they should allow the new coaches to get a better team so that they can be entertained and win as well.
“If you look at the coaches that have come to take Kotoko, if you look at where they came from, they put the ball on the ground and they try to think.
“All the three coaches, I know them and if you look at WAFA, the kind of football they play, if you look at those other two guys and their various clubs, look at the way they play.
“So now we are lucky to have three of them, if they combine their heads they will help the team.” Malik Jabir told Goodnews fm of Takoradi.
Asante Kotoko have made several signings, a blend of youth and experience to rebuild for the 2021/22 Ghana football season.
Defender, Augustine Agyapong, 17 , joined from lower tier side, Delsanco Football Club while attacking midfielder, Clinton Opoku, 18 , signed from Phar Rangers. Young forward, Samuel Boateng also settled with Kotoko from Future Stars. Winger, Isaac Oppong, 18 , was snapped up from Bactero Sassana.
Alongside the youngsters, Asante Kotoko have also signed some experienced hands to balance the squad equation. Richmond Lamptey joined Kotoko from relegated Inter Allies with central defender, Maxwell Agyemang joining from Wamanafo Mighty Royals.
Asante Kotoko made a double swoop for Medeama duo, Richard Boadu, midfielder and right-wing back, Samuel Appiah.
The Porcupine Warriors don’t look like done with their signings as they keep combing the transfer market for more materials to support Prosper Narteh Ogum restructure the club.