Southampton and Asante Kotoko in a partnership deal:
English Premier League side, Southampton announces a brand new deal with Ghanaian giant and two-time African Champions Asante Kotoko SC.
The partnership deal which has been a waited deal by the Porcupine Warriors has now been confirmed by the management of the two clubs.
Southampton took to their official social media handle to announce that Kumasi Asante Kotoko has been added to its International Football Programme.
Their statement to confirm the partnership reads;
Southampton Football Club is delighted to welcome Asante Kotoko SC, one of the leading professional clubs in Africa, 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 realise 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.
Southampton will also support the development of Asante Kotoko’s commercial and operational strategy through collaborating on key projects.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) January 19, 2021
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Asante Kotoko is elated to announce a partnership with Southampton FC . This groundbreaking partnership seeks to plug Kotoko into Southampton and ensure a sustainable development. #AKSC #Ariseletsbuild pic.twitter.com/vskFzOKM8y