Kumasi Asante Kotoko has made amendment to its kits for the 2022/23 football season following a directive from Manhyia.
The Porcupine Warriors last week unveiled their kits for the upcoming season, with the image of the club’s patron His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II emblazoned at the right bottom corner of both the home and away kits.
The design generated lots of thorough appraisals, with the bankroller of King Faisal Alhaji Grusah describing it as uncivilized and a disrespect to Otumfuo.
“It’s uncivilized to have put Otumfuo on the Kotoko jersey. In fact, it’s a village thing. Otumfuo is more than that,” Alhaji Grusah said on Kessben FM.
“Otumfuo does not go to war and lose. Maybe these Ashantis don’t know how Otumfuo is valued. Who does not know Otumfuo is the owner of the club?”
“Which team does this in the world? We put sponsors on jerseys. This is not maturity, they’ve already done it but they can go back and change,”he added.
Per media reports, the seat of the Asantehene, Manhyia was unhappy with the decision to use Asantehene’s image on the jersey without permission.
In the latest development, the Club has announced that it has made amendments to the kits and the image of Otumfou will no longer be imprinted on them.
We have after further considerations in collaboration with Errea amended our 2022/23 Kits.— Asante Kotoko SC – 21/22 GPL Champions🥇 (@AsanteKotoko_SC) August 4, 2022
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