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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Prosper Narteh Ogum returns as head coach of Asante Kotoko

After spending a season out of management since leading Asante Kotoko to the 2021-22 Ghana Premier League title, Prosper Narteh Ogum will return as head coach to lead the Porcupine Warriors for the upcoming 2023-24 season. The announcement was made on Friday evening by Kotoko’s management according to sources in Kumasi that have been confirmed by Ghanaian football media outlets.

Narteh Ogum’s return comes after the club finished a disappointing 2022-23 campaign in fourth place on the Ghana Premier League table under the leadership of Burkinabé coach Seydou Zerbo. Kotoko failed to qualify for CAF club competition and will focus on recapturing the glory of their previous championship season under the leadership of Narteh Ogum, a former lecturer at the University of Cape Coast who also managed Elmina Sharks, Ebusua Dwarfs and West African Football Academy (WAFA SC).

The fallout from the failures of the 2022-23 season have resulted in a bit of a shakeup in Kotoko’s management. A three-year term for the previous Board of Directors at the club expired and the club’s patron, Asantehene Osei Tutu II, decided to proceed with appointing a new board that is still yet to be announced. The monarch of the Ashanti People and the Ashanti Region where Kotoko is based also met with the club’s players and club captain Richard Boadu on Friday to settle issues related to salary payments as well.

Preseason for the 2023-24 season is set to begin at the end of July with the first Premier League fixtures scheduled in mid-September.