Asante Kotoko would
from next season be kitted by an American kit manufacturer,
The new sponsorship arrangement will see the
reputed sports kit manufacturer providing Kotoko with a wide
range of football kits for the 2011/2012 season.
This was disclosed by the Executive Chairman
of the club, Dr. K.K Sarpong at the National Circles Council
Delegates Congress at the Sunyani Polytechnic last Saturday.
"We tried to produce our own kits – that is
the Fabu Sports, this season but we have realised that the cost
of production is huge. We have therefore signed a contract with
ERREA to provide us with kits. It is a very credible company and
we are sure they can deliver what we expect,” Dr. Sarpong told
According to him, ERREA is expected to
supply Kotoko with executive
suits which would be worn by players on every
match day, jerseys, training kits, bibs, tracksuits, boots as
well as replica jersey for the supporters.
He also revealed that, starting next season
the club would change the colour of its away strip explaining
that instead of the current white and red strip, the club would
revert to its previous and original colors, the green, black and
The Kotoko Executive chairman who was the
Special Guest speaker of the event also touched on a wide range
of issues relating to the club.
In his incisive delivery, he outlined
management’s vision for club by maintaining that they are on
track to deliver to expectation and therefore stressed on the
need for the teeming supporters to contribute financially to
help them plan for the club.
He also called on the supporters to unite
solidly behind the club as he and his team of administrators
would do anything humanly possible to bring the club back the
"The only thing that ensures the
sustenance of the club's goodwill is unity. Let us eschew that
usual habit of backbiting, greediness and the pull-him-down
attitude," he said.
An appeal was made to the supporters to help fund the proposed
project at the Adako Jachie training site.
To a thunderous applause, he assured the
fans that during his tenure in office, he would work hard to
more victories over bitter rivals, Hearts of Oak, and on the
lighter side revealed that he has become even more popular after
the 2-0 win over Hearts.
"We have won many matches in the league but after the Hearts
victory, I have become more popular and the atmosphere in the
club has changed positively. Now I can say for a fact that with
unity, we can beat them a lot more,” said Dr. K. K. Sarpong.
Other dignitaries at the function were the
Deputy Minister of the Brong Ahafo Region, Eric Opoku; the Brong
Ahafo Regional Football Association Chairman, Augustine Asante;
representatives from the Referees Association of Ghana and
Kotoko management members.