Asante Kotoko finally remove Otumfuo’s image on new jersey after backlash

Asante Kotoko have unveiled new home and away kits for the upcoming 2022/2023 season following the backlash.

The club outdoored new kits with the image of the life patron of the club with attracted several backlash.

However, the new jersey shared by Asante Kotoko on Thursday is without the image of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu.

The home jersey which is dominated by the traditional red colors of the club has white stripes on the sleeves with images of the porcupine dotted on it.

The away kit has a black touch on the edge of the sleeve with some flat designs.

“We have amended our 2022/23 Kits after further considerations in collaboration with Errea,” Kotoko announced on Twitter on Thursday.

Asante Kotoko’s jersey was shrouded in controversy after the life patron of the club had his image embossed on it.

Multiple reports indicate the Manhyia Palace were furious without the decision by the club’s management as it was done without their consent.

Kessben FM reported earlier in the week that Manhyia directed the removal of Asantehene’s image from the kit.

The new development vindicates the position of people like Alhaji Gruzah who criticized the embossment of Otumfuo’s image on the jersey.

Alhaji Gruzah fumed over what he viewed to be crass and uncivilized action by the management of Asante Kotoko.

“It’s uncivilized to put Otumfuo on the Kotoko Jersey. In fact, it’s a village thing. Otumfuo is more than that. Otumfuo does not go to war and lose. Maybe these Ashantis don’t know how Otumfuo is valued.”

Kotoko are set to head to Turkey for pre-season. The new season will commence on the second weekend of September.

Source: Modern Ghana