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Sports News of Sunday, 26 April 2020


Opoku Nti wanted Emmanuel Dasoberi as Asante Kotoko's permanent Administrative Manager

Emmanuel Dasoberi Emmanuel Dasoberi

Former Asante Kotoko chairman Opoku Nti came close to appointing FIFA-trained Emmanuel Dasoberi as permanent administrator for the club during his tenure, understands.

The club legend, who was in charge of the club between 2013 and 2015, wanted to inject some professionalism in their administrative structures.

But he was unsuccessful in his move to lure the graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in Sports Administration and Major Events Management.

Nti was accused of running school-boy management and criticized for his lack of technical know-how which cost him his job.

"That's very true. It was a long battle. He wanted Kotoko to have a well resourced Administration,'' the now CAF Instructor and Stadium Inspector told

"But you know that I wasn't too certain and secondly two of my mentors did not allow it.

"Opoku Nti pushed hard. He assured me that he was going to convince Manhyia to make my position a non-political one but I was still thinking about it before he left.''

It is been established that the absent of a professionally-run Kotoko secretariat is the cause of the club's mishaps.

Background of Emmanuel Dasoberi

He has been involved in Football for the last 10 years and rose to become GFA Deputy General Secretary in-charge of Administration.

He was one time Team Manager of the Black Starlets (Frimpong Manso's tenure)

Dasoberi has been Secretary to the GFA Disciplinary Committee and Appeals Committee. He has been engaged in drafting the rules of the GFA.

He studied Law at the prestigious University of London and proceeded with an LL.M.

Also, he pursued an MBA at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology).

Just recently, he was chosen amongst the few inspectors in Africa to conduct inspection of stadia for the FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022.

He was the first African to attend the FIFA Exchange programme and has conducted seminars and inspections in Africa.