Former Asante Kotoko Striker Geoege Abege has asked the New Board of Directors of the club to focus on Investing more money into Youth development as one of the suee means of rwturning to its glorious era.
The Ugandan international who spent close to a year at the Club believes its only growing the youth wing of the club that will make Asante Kotoko one of the great sides in Africa.
George Abede believes himself and many other players did not have enough time to exhibit their talents at the club, and acknowledges only giving players time to get to understand the philosophy of the club will make them improve.
“Why am I saying this, because they need to invest a lot in youth football right now, if you look at their U20, they’re only few people, U17 never existed when I was there and they don’t give enough time to for those youth to have the courage to carry on and believe that after one, two, three seasons I will be able to deliver in Kotoko. He told Wontumi Sports.
The former Kariobangi sharks striker insist results of Football matches determine the size of a club, and not what people say outside, streesing Asante Kotoko needs to improve on their playing body to produce better results that has been seen in the past.
“Football is not spoken, football is played on the pitch and not at the office nor the road side so whatever you do on the pitch will determine whether what you’re doing was right from outside or not because what they display on the pitch shows that Kotoko is not big enough”.- he added.
George Abege however acknowledged the club’s facilities are good for their status, but could do more to uplift them to a world class standard.
“But in terms of facilities I think it’s good, they have a bus and somehow organised club, they’ve got training pitch but the training pitch lacks a lot so there’s a lot of things this team need to do to be called a big team because I was there and saw it so for it to be at par with the so called big teams in Africa, there are a lot to be done on the ground before they come on the pitch”. He advised.
George Abege joined Asante Kotoko in 2019 after excelling in the 2018 CAF confederations cup with Kariobangi Sharks from Kenya, a performance that led to his transfer to the Porcupine Warriors.