Management concerned with Circles’ inactivity
Posted on: Thu May 10, 2012
The management of Kumasi Asante Kotoko says they are gravely concerned with recent happenings in the National Circles Council (NCC) which has made the official Kotoko supporters’ body seemingly irrelevant to the course of the club.
Executive Chairman, Dr. K. K. Sarpong in a recent interview with Kumasi based radio station, Kessben FM, expressed his utter disappointment with the posture and conduct of the NCC.
Some members of the NCC did not appear too comfortable with the Executive Chairman’s sincere thoughts. Subsequently Kotoko Express was alerted by the NCC’s spokesman, Nana Kwame Dankwa that the group would seek audience with Dr. Sarpong by the close of this week.
Speaking to Kotoko Express on the seeming passiveness of the NCC vis-à-vis Dr. Sarpong’s comments, Public and Supporters Relations Manager, Listowell Yesu Bukarson stated that management feels “frustrated and devastated” adding that Dr. Sarpong’s comments on radio were justifiable.
He said the NCC’s efforts at raising funds to support management’s plans have either yielded nothing or have not been purposeful enough. Listowell enumerated a number of fund raising programmes introduced by the present leadership of the club and even past administrations which bore little or no fruit in terms of financial resources.
“Take the Otumfuo Special Initiative (OSI), the Apem Beba Fund, One for Serbia, the MTN Mobile Money, the Give Change, Make Change programme and lately the Show Your Love campaign. How well did the Circles handle it” he questioned adding that with the Show Your Love campaign, which was put in the Circles’ care, the projected GH¢40,000 coupons printed have not yielded much.
The NCC has in the past been plagued with confusion which has threatened to break its front. However, in response to a question on issues that have stalled the progress and development of the supporters’ body disenabling them from playing a more useful role, Listowell put everything down to the absence of proper organisation, functional data on members saying that it is management’s objective to critically review the club’s support base leading to a reconstruction.
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