The Executive Council Member of the Ghana Football Association, Dr. Randy Abbey says the newly-designed Asante Kotoko jersey can drive a lot of people even probably non Porcupine supporters who admire the king and the royalties of Manhyia.
According to the bankroller of Hearts of Lions, arguments on the newly unveiled kits are unnecessary.
The GFA’s former Communications Director also claimed that the design could drive sales all across the world whiles speaking in a conversation with Gideon Okyere Anim Gatusso on Original FM’s Super Sports Show.
“Obviously, I think that they are using the image and the influence of Otumfour to of course drive fund raising. Am sure that it is the big thing,” Dr. Randy Abbey stated.
He also added, “The feature alone can drive a lot of people even probably non Kotoko supporters who admire the king and the royalties of Manhyia.
“It could drive sales all across the world. Am sure that they planned to use the image and influence of Otumfour to drive sales and raise funds for the club.
“Am also sure that it is something that can raise a lot of money and Otumfour himself will not go and look for money to support the team. We know there are many times that he’s been called on board upon to look for resources to support the team and all that.
“I think that it is innovative once they have the fundamental thing of seeking the concent of Otumfour and Manhyia showing them the design. All talks about it are unnecessary. I think they should really focus on how we all can be innovative in our new way and new thinking in terms of how we are running football,” he divulged.
The jersey is designed to celebrate His Royal Majesty Otumfour Osei Tutu II, whom they describe as a “pillar” of the club.
The kits were produced by Italian manufacturer, Errea following the signing of a three-year deal with the GPL giants.
The home kit, predominantly red has spots of a porcupine and a striking image of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II embedded at the bottom right side of the jersey with white finishing at the edge of the sleeve and neck.
It is also having two stars on top of the iconic crest, showing the number of CAF Champions League trophies won by the club.
Elsewhere, the away kit also features an image of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II embedded at the bottom right side with the colour black at the sleeve edges as well as the neck area going with the main colour of green.
The away kit has a distinctive crest of a Porcupine with the inscription “IFFHS African Club of the 20th Century” beneath it.
The new season will start in September 2022 and is scheduled to end on June 2023 with official dates for fixtures not announced yet by the GFA.