FEATURE: Asante Kotoko, a beacon of hope of Ghana football at 83 Featured
31 Aug

FEATURE: Asante Kotoko, a beacon of hope of Ghana football at 83

'Asante Kotoko osee yee, yee yee, Asante Kotoko oo, yee, Asante Kotoko oo, yee ayee'
 
This is the famous and unparalleled chant of the Greatest Club in Africa. By the hear of this chant, it means Asante Kotoko is in the forefront and today, 31st August, 2018 marks a great day in the history of the club as the club marks her 83rd Birthday.
 
It is indeed a fabulous day!
 
Great clubs aren't those who have actualized success without a defeat, but those who were able to turn defeat into success.
 
A great club was birthed today ...........Hurray!!
 
Kotoko is not the earliest club formed in this country, yet, it has become the beacon of hope in Ghana football since August 31, 1935 through frantic effort by its forerunners.
 
Kotoko's fruition is highly commendable, and one needful to celebrate.
 
We can't let this day go without acknowledging the momentous work done to raise the red and white flag by our heroes, of which has brought this great club to limelight. Opoku Nti, Rev. Osei Kofi, Ibrahim Sunday, Sarfo Gyamfi (Black President ), Robert Mensah, Opoku Afriyie, Abdul Razak, George Kennedy, Robert Eshun, Malik Jabir,  et cetera.
 
The recent saints, Eric Kwabena Bekoe, Jordan Opoku, Godfred Yeboah (Tv3), Charles Taylor, Stephen Oduro, Daniel Nii Adjei, Aziz Ansah (Honourable ), Yussif Alhassan Chibsah (Wiase Nyinaa 6), Edmund Owusu Ansah, have all contributed their quota to this envious and impeccable success story of our club.
 
However, the current status of this giant club in Africa  as well as local football on this day, doesn't warrant us to pop champagne. But it brings on board many crucial issues to ponder to correct our many mistakes thereon.
 
We can't always rely on the  past achievements of our dear club but rather it is incumbent upon us to vivaciously work indefatigably to  build on the rich foundation of this club.
 
We need to eschew Parochial Interest, Pull Him down syndrome and many others which halt the progress of our club.
 
Today, I hold the slant that, we can progress beyond calculations if only we'll work on our many mistakes, thrash in house fighting and villainous agendas against our own.
 
Kotoko of yesteryears was not only known for humongous success, but how united they were in fighting the enemy to appreciate victory. Sadly, it has however changed to killing ourselves to pave way to establish our parochial interest.
 
Our motto "Wo apem a, apem b3ba" should not be slacked off our mind but rather galvanize us to do more to build on the very foundation our forerunners left us.
 
 
It is said "coming together is the beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success". If we do not come together and work closely, there is a possibility that we shall be annihilated and perished away.
 
Progress! Undoubtedly emanates from unison, therefore, let's unearth our differences to appreciate success.
 
For Supporters, the strength needed to pull the team back on track solely rest on our shoulders irrespective of whoever is managing the affairs of the club so we need not to 'drop like a hot potato' because many football teams have recovered from such impediments to wrestle victory from the jaws of defeat and that they say, is the sweetest of all victories.
 
Kotoko, Rich History, Sad Moment, Sparklingly Radiant Future!!!
 
Fabulously Fabulous birthday wish to the rank and file of our dearest club!!!
 
By: Sasu Danquah High Priest
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