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Soccer News of Wednesday, 5 February 2003

Source: duro007

Herbet Mensah Moves To Hearts ?

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With the announcement by the Asantehene of the dissolution of both the board and management of Kumasi Asante Kotoko last Saturday , and yesterday's announcement of the 7 man IMC for the club, former Asante Kotoko macho man Herbert Amponsah Mensah is contemplating on his next move on the soccer scene in Ghana.

Sources close to the Osu based businessman indicates that there are various options open to him and one includes a possible switch to Accra Hearts of Oak.It has been suggested that the good relationship that exists between Harry Zakkour, Alhaji Hearts and Herbert Mensah has already started working for a possible meeting between the board of Hearts to meet Herbert Mensah soon to discuss which ways he can join the wagon to help in the proper administration of the club.It has been suggested that he will be charged with the responsibility of marketing Hearts of Oak and that is securing sponsorship for the club, marketing Hearts matches to ensure maximum attendance at the stadium amongst others.

It is also said that Herbert Mensah will set up the first sport marketing company in Ghana. He would be marketing for sports bodies in the country, and that is by seeking sponsorship for national teams, teams at all divisions and all.In effect he will work with all teams in Ghana but as a private business entity.

Herbert Mensah has already started plans of setting up the first sports radio station in Ghana.Initially the idea was to set up this radio station in Kumasi but with this heavy blow dealt by the Asantehene, it is not known if this radio station will be based in Kumasi but what is certain is that he has acquired a license to start the operation of a sports radio station.

There is also a faint posssibility of Herbert Mensah applying for a FIFA Players' Agent License , a source close to him has revealed.During his tenure of office at Asante Kotoko, he had contacts with various agents who have suggested that he should have a FIFA License to start the football player transfer business .

Finally with the growing number of wealthy individuals in Ghana running successful top class teams, Herbert is likely to join the ranks of Sly Tetteh of Liberty , Seth Yeboah of Dawu, Ahiakpor of Hearts of Lions, Abu Sondoko of Mighty Jets to run his own team.He is likely to purchase a team in this direction which will be free from the perusal of Concerned Supporters, Ackah Anthony of Graphic Sports e.t.c.

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