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Asante Kotoko

Asante Kotoko are one of the most successful football (soccer) clubs in Ghana as well as Africa, having won twenty one national league titles. They have also twice been champions of Africa. The club's home ground is the 51,500 all-seater Kumasi Sports Stadium. The full name of the club is Kumasi Asante Kotoko.

History

Asante Kotoko were founded by Kwasi Kumah, an Ashanti. The club was formally named in 1935 by its founding patron, Otumfuo Nana Osei Agyeman Prempeh II, who held what was by then the ceremonial position of Asantehene.

Honours

1970 & 1983,
Runners-up - 1967, 1971, 1973, 1982, 1993

Runners-up - 2004

1959, 1963/4, 1964/5, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988/9, 1990/1, 1991/2, 1992/3, 2003,2005/2006, 2007/08

1958, 1960, 1976, 1978, 1984, 1989/90, 1997/98, 2001

1981, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008

1999/00, 2001, 2005

2003, 2007

2004, 2005 ,2008

Runners-up - 2002

Runners-up - 2004

Performance in CAF competitions

2004 - Third Round
2005 - First Round
2006 - Group Stage
2007 - Preliminary Round

2004 - Finalist
2008 - in progress

1995 - Quarter-Final
1997 - Second Round

1979 - First Round
1985 - Quarter-Final
1991 - First Round
1999 - Second Round
2002 - Finalist
2003 - Quarter-Final
2005 - First Round

Current Squad

Youth Squad Personal

Chairman

CEO

Director of Communications

Director of Finance & Administration

Director of Operations

Deputy Minister of Interior

Team Manager

Head Coach

Assistant Coach

Goalkeeper Coach

Fitness Coach

Specialist Medical Doctor

Team Doctor

Physiotherapist

Physical Trainer

Masseur

Notable former players

Tawfik Alolo
Willie Thompson
Osei Akoto
Osei Kwame Snr
Samuel Adjei Addo
Imbola Sandje Betah
John Kudjoe
Kenneth Ababio
Mark Adu Amofa
Michael Asante
Michael Ofosu-Appiah
Douglas Nkrumah
Edmund Owusu-Ansah
Frank Osei
George Yamoah
Ahmed Toure
Stanley Aborah, Sr.
Alex Nyarko
Frank Osei
Anthony Yeboah
Kwasi Appiah
Stephen Frimpong Manso
Opoku Nti
Karim Abdul Razak
Willberforce Kwadwo Mfum
John S. Bannerman
Robert Mensah
Osei Kofi
Kyenkyehene
Yussif Chibsah
Joseph Hendricks
Malik Jabir
Albert Asase
Kwao Baffoe
Ibrahim Sunday
Edward Opeele Aboagye
George Arthur
Sarfo Gyamfi
Kofi Badu
Baba Yara
Seth Ampadu
Emmanuel Ampiah
Agyeman Duah
Isaac Boakye
John Cudjoe
Anthony Osei Kwadwo
Frank Amankwah
Joseph Debrah
Isaac Anderson
Abdul Karim Zito
Ahmed Rockson
Yayah Kassum
Baba Adamu
Opoku Afriyie
Harrison Afful
Ankasa Genius
Godwin Antwi
Michael Asante
William Kwabena Tiero
Kenneth Ababio
Charles Asampong Taylor
Samuel Addo
Issah Ahmed Gabrel
Osei Akoto
George Owu
Baba Iddi
Illiasu Shilla Alhasan
 Shilla Alhasan
Nii Odartey Lamptey
Aziz Ansah
Adamu Mohammed
Isaac Vorsah
Joseph Kwaku Carr
Mr. Achulo
A.K. Nyantakyi
James Dampranie
Yahaya Gibrine
Awudu Seidu (chauffeur)
Osei Kofi aka 'Osei Driver'
Emmanuel Owusu
James Adjei
C.K. Gyamfi
Kwaku Duah 'Jasper'
Kwame Adarkwa
Mohammed Salisu
Robert Mensah
Albert Essuman
Dan Oppong
Joe Sam
James Kuuku Dadzie
Papa Arko
Albert Asase
Addae Kyenkyehene
Francis Kumi
Kwasi Appiah
Frimpong Mansoh
Joe Debrah,
Charles Osei
Mbola Sandjie
Micheal Ofosu Appiah
Godwin Ablordey
Michael Asante
William Thompson
Yussif Chibsah
Kweku Essien
Michael Osei
Kwadwo Poku
Elvis Opoku
George Yamoah
Alhassan Weah
Daniel Yeboah
Louis Quainoo
Prince Koranteng Amoako
Franck Atsou
Hamza Mohammed
Lawrence Adjei
Luc Arsene Diamesso
Robert Boateng
Edward Agyemang-Duah
Raphael Patron Akakpo
Prince Opoku Polley
Ahmed Toure
Alhassan Mohammed
Michael Ofosu-Appiah
Agyabeng Julius
Richard Anderson
Ahmed Nyame
Ofosu Appiah
Mark Sekyere
Martey Simon
Douglas Nkrumah
Nasiru Ghani
Daniel Acquah
George Yamoah
Daniel Bomfa

distinguished soccer leaders

Mr. L.Y. Asamoah,
Mr. Charles de Graft Dickson,
Mr. J.D. Amoah,
Teacher Frimpong,
Oheneba Nana Osei Yaw,
Mr. B.K. Edusei,
Mr. Albert Owusu-Ansah, 'Uncle' John Aidoo, Mr. Yaw Frimpong (alias YF ), Nana Darko Kufour, Dr. Kofi Dzane-Selby, Nana Kwaku Mensah, Nana Baffour Awuah V (the late Bantamahene), Mr. S.K. Mainoo, Mr. Daniel Kyei, Mr. Issam John Moukarzel, Dr. J.K. Brobbey-Kyei, Mr. F.D. Nsiah-Asare aka Nana Gyamaning Asare (the late chief of Kumasi, Asafo), Mr. Simms Kofi Mensah, Mr. Ernest Yaw Bawuah, Mr. D.K. Ofori Nuako (alias Pao ), Mr. J.A. Kufour, Nana Akosa Yiadom, Dr. J.K Kankam, Professor S.K. Awuah, Mr. P.V. Obeng, Mr. S.S. Appiah, Mr. Assad Mallah, Mr. Frank Apeagyei, Mr. Osei Yaw Akoto, Mr. E.K. Adu, Mr. George Aduse-Poku (aka Georgido), Nana Yaw Owusu, Mr. Aboagye Agyei

Management or Board of Directors,
Mr. Nana Baffour Akoto, Mr. Krobo Edusei (a Minister of State in the First Republic Government of Ghana) Mrs. Mary Edusei (nee Mary Akuamoah), Mr. B.M. Kufour, Mr. Martin Appiah-Danquah, Mr. Peter Mainoo-Appiah, Mr. Desmond, Mr. Simone Naja David, Mr. Osei Kwame (aka 'Despite'), Mr. Kwabena Kesse (aka 'Kessben'), Mr. Kennedy Adjapong (aka 'Kenpong')

Head Coaches

The chart of total minutes of playing time:

Adamu Mohamed 810

Eric Bekoe 760

Soulama Abdoulaye 745

Jordan Opoku 690

Harrison Afful 645

Daniel Nii Adjei 600

Samuel Inkoom 540

Daniel Acquah 485

Francis Akwaffo 472

Kwadwo Poku 361

George Asare 360

Richard Manu 360

Kwabina Yaro 334

Osei Kwame Jnr. 269

Prince Anokye 235

Prince Amponsah 205

Emmanuel Osei Kuffour 155

Ofosu Amoah 140

Francis Coffie 135

Stephen Oduro 110

Godfred Yeboah 90

Kwabina Dodzi 90

Baba Armando 70

Nana Arhin-Duah 68

Isaac Amoako 65

Eric Opoku 40

Eric Nii Baah -

David Sarkodie -

Seidu Daganu -

Obissessah Abioudum -

George Cudjoe -

Mohamed Habib -

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