Veteran coach J.E. Sarpong has backed Otumfuo’s directives to ban the club from recruiting new players for a year.
At the first meeting of a new board of the Kumasi-based side last week, it was announced that the life patron of the club Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has instructed his outfit against signing any new players.
Manhyia believes that the current crop of players have the quality enough to propel the club.
Reacting to the news, the former Great Olympics coach threw his weight behind the owner of the Kumasi-based club. Speaking to Starr FM he said the directive it will halt the rampant acquisition of players.
“Kotoko registered more than necessary players because I don’t know the figure but I learnt it is around fifty players or something and how many is selected for a game?
“It’s only eighteen and the rest from the eighteen what are they doing that’s why in Europe they register not more than 25 players,” he told Starr Sports.
According to him, the decision will bring the best in head coach Maxwell Konadu as he will be working with the materials available.
“Every year they buy so many players and they are all on salary but they won’t even use them so it all comes at a huge disadvantage to the club financially so for me I support the call by Otumfuo to place a ban on player recruitment for at least one season.
“The good thing about this whole decision too is that it will always bring out the experience in coach Maxwell Konadu,” he added Sarpong added.