All confirmed Asante Kotoko transfers ahead of new season

All confirmed Asante Kotoko transfers ahead of new season
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Asante Kotoko rehired the manager who won the Ghana Premier League two seasons ago – Dr Ogum. The return of the coach is a statement of intent. The Porcupine Warriors want to make a run for the league.

Asante Kotoko means business this season and has brought in a few players to aid their campaign for the 2023/24 league title. The two-time Champions League winners have also let a few players depart the Baba Yara Stadium.

Players signed by Asante Kotoko

Samuel Asamoah joins Kotoko

Asante Kotoko has completed the signing of right-back Samuel Asamoah from Bofoakwa Tano.

The 23-year-old put pen to paper on a three-year contract with the Porcupine Warriors.

Asamoah was vital to the fantastic season Bofoakwa Tano had in 2022/23. He helped the Sunyani-based side secure Premier League qualification after a 16-year absence.

He made 18 appearances last season with five assists.

Asamoah described his move to Asante Kotoko as a massive move upward in his career.

Ansu Henry arrived from Berekum Chelsea

Ansu Henry is another statement signing by the Porcupine Warriors. The centre-back joins Asante Kotoko after signing a contractual agreement with the club. Ansu Henry was a regular for the Berekum-based club for the last three seasons, making 18 appearances in the last campaign with the White and Blue.

The 24-year-old was named man-of-the-match two times last season and is one of the most experienced and reliable centre-backs in Ghana’s elite division.

Kalo Ouattara in Asante Kotoko move

Kalo Quattara is another player that arrived at Asante Kotoko with big ambitions. The striker is wanted for his goals and joins on a three-year contract after a successful medical.

Quattara was one of the key marksmen for Berekum Chelsea last season. Dr Ogum will expect the 22-year-old to bring along his scoring boots.

He scored five goals and contributed five assists in as many games in his maiden campaign in the Ghanaian top flight with Berekum Chelsea.

Kotoko snares Andrews Manu

The defensive midfielder, Andrews Ntim Manu, has signed a three-year deal with Asante Kotoko. The 23-year-old arrived on a free transfer after seeing out his contract with Legon Cities.

Nanabayin Amoah completes the switch to Asante Kotoko

Asante Kotoko completed the signing of left-back Nanabayin Amoah until 2026.

The 22-year-old is the second defensive addition for the Porcupine Warriors during this transfer window.

The pacy full-back, who has a powerful crossing ability, joins the Porcupine Warriors from Venomous Vipers after one season with the Cape Coast-based club.

Nanabayin believes this is an opportunity to make his family proud.

Defender Yahaya Dawuni joins Kotoko

Yahaya Dawuni is another defensive signing for Asante Kotoko. He joined the club for the upcoming season and signed a contract till 2026.

The 19-year-old arrived from Akim Tafo Susubiribi SC and is one of the promising players on the local scene. The Black Stars ‘B' defender is Prosper Narteh Ogum's first signing as the coach puts the team together for his second stint at the club.

Yahaya was excited at the move to his dream club.

Players who've left Asante Kotoko

Mudasiru Salifu departs the Porcupine Warriors

Mudashiru Salifu has made his way out of Asante Kotoko and Ghana. The central midfielder completed a permanent move to Al-Bukiryah FC of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after an incredible four seasons with Kotoko.

The midfielder arrived at the club in 2019 and soon established himself as one of the best in the league. The performance of the midfielder earned a call-up to the Black Galaxies.

In his four-year stint with Asante Kotoko, he had two loan spells at Moldovan club FC Sheriff Tiraspol, helping them secure a group stage berth in the UEFA Europa League, where he faced off with five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

Following the expiration of his loan deal, the midfielder joined Saudi Arabian club Al-Batin in the Saudi Pro-League.

Boadu joins Libyan side Al Ahly SC

Asante Kotoko club captain Richard Boadu has also made his way out of the Ghana Premier League. The midfielder agreed with the Libyan side Al Ahly SC on a permanent deal.

Boadu began his football career with Kotoko's youth side. He rejoined the club in September 2021, playing an integral role in the club’s Premier League triumph in the 2021/2022 season.

Boadu was named Club captain at the start of the 2022–2023 season, having shown resilience, commitment, and stellar performances in his debut season with the club.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

Chooka Izuegbuna is a Sports Journalist with 20 years of experience in print, TV and Radio. He has worked with some of the top media houses in Nigeria, including NTA Network, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird TV and MITV. Chooka broke his sports reporting teeth with The Game Football Weekly in 2003 as a cartoonist and reporter.