Just like the incessant pressures on the NPP to fix the dwindling fortunes of the country, so is the story of Kumasi Asante Kotoko SC today.
The kitchen is too hot, so is the pressure.
The pressure mounts when the club slips.
Unlike other clubs, Kotoko settles for nothing mediocre. The Royal club goes for the sky. Understandably so, because of our enviable history.
Haven served in two key management positions in this great club, I can appreciate the pain and anguish of our vociferous passionate ante of supporters, many of whom save over time to watch the club play in Africa. These avowed supporters therefore can’t be left sitting on tenterhooks following from poor play on the pitch of play.
To exit the Championship in the first round is all but letting go without throwing a punch. Without a fight at all. Especially so when we came from an advantaged position from the first leg away in Benin.
This is the club to whose supporters nothing count apart from winning games.
They don’t care how many sponsors you bring in.
They don’t care how many players you sign.
They don’t care which coach you bring in.
They don’t care how much money you pay players.
They don’t care how well you motivate the players.
They don’t care what branding you do.
They don’t care what quality and colors of jersey and apparel you parade for the club.
They don’t care who your managers are. Et al
All the fans care about is to, win, win, win and win.
This attitude of wanting to win at all cost is the nemesis of the club. It is our biggest bane.
We don’t win from nothing.
Clubs that have won laurels and continue to win, have invested and structured over time.
Some over 10 years.
This is the understanding we have to come to.
Sadly, we are unable to structure because the odds are against us.
Sadly, management doesn’t seem to be patient with anything too, because they bring themselves under the pressures of winning just to please the fans.
No leader yields to pressure from the masses at will, just to please them today, only to suffer their brunt in the future.
Long story short, the sacking of Prosper Ogum is something am still struggling to understand.
Anyway, we live to try to fight another day.
Better luck next time.
Regardless, there is, and can always be, only one Royal Club in the world whose Life Patron sits on a Golden Stool.
Fabulous, The Best
The lamentations of an innocent international Journalist in a foreign land who is a die-hard Kotoko fan.
Folks, Thinking Unconventionally!!