Southampton has confirmed their partnership agreement with the Asante Kotoko Club. The Ghanaian team has been waiting for this great chance for some time. The English Premier League side, through their Twitter handle, officially confirmed the addition of Asante Kotoko to its International Football program.
“Southampton Football Club is delighted to welcome Asante Kotoko SC, one of the leading professional clubs in African, to its growing portfolio of International Club Partners. Over the course of the partnership, Southampton will support the development of Ghanaian Premier League Asante Kotoko’s strategy both on and off the pitch.”
“Southampton will share their industry-leading coaching expertise to help Asante Kotoko realize their ambition of building a sustainable Academy and pathway to the first team, with year-round remote support supplemented by regular visits to Ghana throughout the partnership from the club’s International Football Partnership team.”
“The partnership will include Academy staff exchange visits between the UK and Ghana, as well as opportunities for Asante Kotoko’s young players to attend annual UK player Development camps and experience the Southampton Academy methodology first-hand when travel corridors open up and it is safe to travel. We will also support the development of Asante Kotoko’s commercial and operational strategy through collaborating on key projects.”