Management of Kumasi Asante Kotoko has officially taken off the image of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II on their recently unveiled jersey.
The decision follows a heated public argument on whether embossing an image on a football jersey is legal or illegal as per FIFA’s rules of the game.
This was after the owner and financier of Kumasi King Faisal, Alhaji Karim Grusah condemned the act and described it as an “uncivilized and village” practice. He further advised them to have a second thought and rescind their decision.
Following this, local media reports from Kumasi indicated that the seat of the Asantehene, Manhyia was unhappy over the development, citing management’s failure to sought Otumfuos’ permission before using his image.
Other reportage further claimed the Chief Executive Officer of the club, Nana Yaw Amponsah was summoned by Manhyia in the process to answer some questions.
However, management of the porcupine warriors collaborated with their kit wear sponsors ‘Errear’ and respectfully removed the image on the jersey to let the sleeping dogs lie.
We have after further considerations in collaboration with Errea amended our 2022/23 Kits.
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