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Asante Kotoko

  • Officially founded: 31/8/1935
  • Owner: Nana Osei Tutu II
  • Stadium capacity: 40,528
  • Currently rankings: 1st in Ghana, 35th in Africa, and 532nd in the world
  • Trophies: 57 (as of 2023)

Asante Kotoko FC, also known as the Porcupine Warriors, is one of the most successful and iconic football clubs in Ghana and on the entire African continent. With more than 80 years of existence, the club has recorded some interesting success stories.

Asante Kotoko FC was founded in 1935 and is based in Kumasi, the capital city of the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It has a partnership with international clubs such as the Sunderland Football Club in England. The team has a rich history and has made a significant impact on Ghanaian football.

Key Facts

  1. The team's colours are red and white
  2. It was founded on 31/8/1935 by Kwasi Kumah.
  3. Their home ground is the Baba Yara Stadium, which is situated in Ashanti, Kumasi.
  4. Nana Sir Osei Agyeman Prempeh II became the first-ever patron of the club in 1935 after being formally founded.
  5. Asante Kotoko was the first to represent Ghana in the African Cup Winners Cup, 1976.

Trophies Won

Asante Kotoko FC has enjoyed remarkable success throughout its history. The club has won various trophies from different local and international competitions. Here are some of the major trophies the club has won, listed in chronological order from earliest to latest:

  1. Ghana Premier League (24 times)
  2. Ghanaian FA Cup (9 times)
  3. CAF Champions League (2 times): 1970, 1983.
  4. CAF Cup Winners' Cup (1 time): 1971.
  5. CAF Super Cup (1 time): 1971.

Results and Achievements

Asante Kotoko FC's success extends beyond trophies, as the team has consistently performed well in domestic competitions and made notable achievements on the continental stage. Some of their notable results and accomplishments include:

  1. Reached the CAF Champions League final in 1967 and 1993.
  2. Reached the CAF Confederation Cup final in 2004 and 2018.
  3. Reached the CAF Cup Winners' Cup final in 2002.
  4. Won the CAF Top 8 Cup in 2003.
  5. Set a record as the first Ghanaian club to reach the CAF Confederation Cup group stage in 2008.
  6. Achieved a historic double by winning the Ghana Premier League and the Ghanaian FA Cup in 2013.

Latest Matches

Below are the Premier League matches played by Asante Kotoko FC and the results:

  1. 07/05/23: Asante Kotoko vs Bibiani Gold Stars [1-1]
  2. 22/05/23: Kotoku Royals vs Asante Kotoko [1-3]
  3. 29/05/23: Asante Kotoko vs Karela United [1-1]
  4. 03/06/23: Accra Lions vs Asante Kotoko [ 0-1]
  5. 11/06/23: Asante Kotoko vs Dreams [0-0]

Asante Kotoko Players

Asante Kotoko FC has been home to many talented footballers who have impacted the team's legacy. Some of the current players in the Porcupine Warriors include:

  1. Felix Annan - Goalkeeper
  2. Ibrahim Danlad - Goalkeeper
  3. Habib Mohammed - Centre-Back
  4. Ismail Ganiyu - Centre-Back
  5. Wahab Adams - Centre-Back
  6. Andrews Kwadwo Appau - Centre-Back
  7. Patrick Asmah - Left-Back
  8. Christopher Nettey - Right-Back
  9. Godfred Asiamah - Right-Back
  10. Emmanuel Sarkodie - Midfield
  11. Emmanuel Keyekeh - Defensive
  12. Midfield Sulley Muniru - Central Midfield
  13. Fábio Gama - Central Midfield
  14. Mudasiru Salifu - Central Midfield
  15. Augustine Okrah - Attacking Midfield
  16. Emmanuel Gyamfi - Right Winger
  17. Ibrahim Osman - Centre-Forward
  18. Naby Laye Keita - Centre-Forward

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