King Faisal Owner Blasts Ghana Premier League Champions Kotoko Over Branding of New Jersey

King Faisal Owner Blasts Ghana Premier League Champions Kotoko Over Branding of New Jersey

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:07 PM
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  • Owner of Ghana Premier League outfit, King Faisal, Alhaji Grusah has slammed Asante Kotoko for printing the image of Otumfuo on their new jersey
  • The Porcupine Warriors unveiled their new jersey this week as preparations begin ahead of the new Ghana Premier League season
  • Kumasi Asante Kotoko won the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League and will travel to Turkey for pre-season

Bankroller of Ghana Premier League side, King Faisal Babies, Alhaji Karim Grusah, has blasted champions Kumasi Asante Kotoko for printing the image of the club's patron, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II on their new jersey.

Asante Kotoko unveiled their new jersey this week with the image of Otumfuo boldly imprinted on the jersey, as they celebrate his Royal Majesty.

Alhaji Grusah, who was speaking on Kessben FM in Kumasi, described the move by the Porcupine Warriors as primitive and uncivilized.

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Alhaji Grusah has blasted Kotoko for printing Otumfuo's face on new jersey. Credit: @442GH @AsanteKotoko_SC
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"It's uncivilized to have put Otumfuo on the Kotoko jersey. In fact, it's a village thing. Otumfuo is more than that,” he said on Kessben FM as quoted by Pulse.

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“Otumfuo does not go to war and lose. Maybe these Ashantis don't know how Otumfuo is valued. Who does not know Otumfuo is the owner of the club?
“Which team does this in the world? We put sponsors on jerseys. This is not maturity, they've already done it but they can go back and change.”

The Ghana Premier League champions are set to leave the country to start their pre-season in Turkey. The Reds will be hoping to defend the title won last season.

Meanwhile, King Faisal, who escaped the drop last season have started their pre-season in Ghana.

Dr Prosper Ogum reportedly leaves Asante Kotoko

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Kumasi Asante Kotoko coach, Dr Prosper Ogum, has reportedly left his role as trainer of the Porcupine Warriors after just ten months in charge of the club.

The former WAFA coach resigned from his role following a successful campaign in the domestic league with the Reds.

According to multiple reports, Dr Ogum decided to quit after a meeting with the management of the team on Wednesday.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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