Southampton FC players have sent a welcoming video to Asante Kotoko following the announcement of their groundbreaking partnership deal on Tuesday.
Saints talisman Danny Ings, as well as Ghanaian defender Mohammed Salisu and midfielder Alex McCarthy all recorded a short message welcoming the Porcupine Warriors to the fold.
check out the video below:
Turning Potential into Excellence 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/VP1rJWAAgt
— Asante Kotoko SC (@AsanteKotoko_SC) January 19, 2021
The deal will see the English Premier League side support the development of Kotoko’s strategy both on and off the pitch.
The Saints will also share their industry-leading coaching expertise to help Asante Kotoko realise their ambition of building a sustainable Academy and pathway to the first team, with year-round remote support supplemented by regular visits to Ghana throughout the partnership from the club’s International Football Partnership team.
The partnership will include Academy staff exchange visits between the UK and Ghana, as well as opportunities for Asante Kotoko’s young players to attend annual UK Player Development camps and experience the Southampton Academy methodology first-hand, when travel corridors open up and it is safe to travel.
Southampton will also support the development of Kotoko’s commercial and operational strategy through collaborating on key projects.