Accra, Jan. 19, GNA – Ghana Premier League side Asante Kotoko has signed a partnership deal with English Premier League side Southampton.
Following this, Kotoko is expected to adopt the operational and organisational structure of the English club.
A statement signed by Madam Dentaa Amoateng, Diaspora and International Relations Manager at Kotoko revealed that the agreement would develop the Porcupine Warriors brand into a viable model.
The statement added that Kotoko would adopt Southampton’s Youth Development Project which had produced top quality players including Alan Shearer, Gareth Bake, Theo Walcott, Luke Shaw, James Ward-Prowse, among other great players.
The two clubs would also engage in exchange programs targeted at improving supporter engagement and mobilisation.
« This groundbreaking partnership seeks to plug Kotoko into Southampton and ensure a sustainable development where Kotoko functions like Southampton.
« We believe we can tap into the expertise and resources available at Southampton, to develop our setup to the professional level like the Saints, » the statement said.
The statement also thanked Kotoko’s Board of Directors and CEEK VR for making the partnership with Southampton a possibility.