Official headline sponsors of Asante Kotoko, MTN, have on Thursday July 4, handed over a refurbished training pitch at Adako Jachie in Kumasi to Asante Kotoko as part of their sponsorship deal with the Ghana premier league record winners.
MTN refurbished the old training pitch of Asante Kotoko into a FIFA standadised dimension for use by the club to suit its status as one of the giants of Ghana football.
The pitch rehabilitation involved removal of existing grass, re-leveling of the pitch, sub-drainage works, construction of borehole water supply of 40,000 liters water storage, pitch marking, two technical benches, perimeter fencing with gates among others at a contract sum of GHC 450,000.
The objectives of the project before work commencement were to provide a modern and safe training pitch for the future plan of constructing a 15-25000 seater stadium around the pitch, provide modern infrastructure to improve and sustain the conditions with the aim of improving Kotoko’s training conditions, and enhancing overall performance in football matches.
The refurbishing commenced in February 2018, completed in December 2018 followed by a maintenance period till June 2019 and finally handed over to Asante Kotoko on July 4, 2019 for use.
The Chief Marketing Officer of MTN-Ghana, Mr. Noel Kojo Ganson, officially handed over the keys of the project to Mr. George Amoako, CEO of Asante Kotoko who happily received it on behalf of the club and in the presence of the chief of Adako Jachie, Nana Osei Bosompem, deputy Greater Accra Rep and management member of the club, Nana Kwame Dankwah and captain of the club, Amos Frimpong.
George Amoako, in his speech after receiving the keys, thanked the giant telecommunication network and appealed for more as he urged MTN to continue to help the club in building a club house to keep the players well for good security.
“If Kotoko has been on his feet for the past nine years then its success story cannot be told without paying tribute to its dependable and consistent headline sponsor, Scancom Ghana Limited, MTN. I therefore wish at this juncture to humbly do what Oliver twist would have done by asking for more from Scancom, our main sponsors to continue to assist us with the infrastructural projects”, he appealed.