GPL title holder, Coach Prosper Narteh Ogum has rendered a tearful thanksgiving message to his former club, Kumasi Asante Kotoko after final confirmation of his resignation.
The 44-year-old last month decided to leave the club over some disagreements with the management of the club.
The news came as a big surprise to the Porcupines, having led the side to win the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League.
The former WAFA coach won the GPL in his first term as Kotoko coach, becoming one of the most talked about managers in the league.
On Thursday morning, he published the tearful and the heartfelt message in a letter to the club stating “My journey at Kotoko was short lived but the varied experience during this experience will always remain dear. The passion, warmth and love I was welcomed with made me feel at home. Indeed my dream of becoming a Kotoko coach, which I constantly told my students, had come to reality. Though enthused about joining one of the biggest clubs in Africa, I knew I was brought there for a reason. The mission was to deliver.
“Our journey as a team met some obstacles when we lost some matches and missed out trophies, but we continually enjoyed the unflinching support of the fabulous family and soared. The backing of our supporters over memorable wins at Dormaa, Tarkwa and Shakope made us feel like champions. Our efforts were crowned with winning the Ghana Premier League after eight (8) years making Kotoko the best club for the season.
“Taking Kotoko to Africa and defending the league trophy was my aim, but is regrettable that I must leave my dream midstream. I believe my departure is for the best interest of the club.
I extend my warmest appreciation to His Royal Majesty Otumfour Osei Tutu II, the Board and Management of the Club for the opportunity, believe and trust reposed in me and my team and made my dream a reality. To the Technical and Medical Team, the legends as well as the Playing Body. I am most grateful for your support.
“To the supporters, I doff my hat to you. You truly stood with me and sincerely inspired me. I have always felt loved, cherished and valued. Your passion for the club was my inspiration. If any action of mine caused any pain.
“I am sorry. You are and will remain family! Truthfully, I am humbled and hope our paths cross again,” said Dr. Prosper Narteh Ogum.