Kotoko Owe Me 1.1 Billion – Micheal Osei

Michael Osei, former head coach of Kotoko

Headcoach of Star Madrid FC, Micheal Osei has revealed to Power Sports that his former club, Asante Kotoko owe him more than hundred thousand cedis.

Speaking on Celebrity Sports Talk on Power 97.9 Fm on Friday, the ex-Kotoko gaffer told the host, Nana Prempeh (the British Man) that the porcupine warriors have not paid his outstanding salaries and some allowances amounting to GHS110,000 during his five years stay at the club.

“Even my salary arrears with the club has still not been paid, Kotoko owe me, they owe me about 110,000 Ghana cedis because I had more than two years left on my contract before I left the club. So calculating the two years contract plus my previous arrears, it was 30,000 dollars which is equivalent to 1.1 bn old cedis. After all that, they had nothing better to tell me before I left,” he explained.

When asked about his then monthly salary at Kotoko he disclosed that: “I was being paid 4,000 cedis per month at Kotoko as a headcoach”

He also expressed disappointment in Kumasi Asante Kotoko for not appointing him as permanent headcoach of the club following the sack of David Duncan.

“After Duncan left, we all saw my record. I did very well, unfortunately we were in the relegation zone before Duncan left but I managed to draw just a game in five matches, so I was expecting them to give me the job permanently, because of how we finished that season in the league.

“Even during the preseason exercise especially in the G8 Tournament in Kumasi, the team was playing well and gilling together as well in that particular tourney, I did very well and deserve to be given the job but everything went wrong when Dr. Kyie decided to appoint his management members.

”There were so many problems at the club after their appointments and there was nothing like I cannot do the job because I was one of he best coaches in the league and I deserve to have continued but they went ahead to appoint Dravko Lugarusic.

“Some Media men in Kumasi were also part of the reason, some accused me of leaking information from the club to the immediate past CEO Samuel Opoku Nti because we had a good relationship but Dr. Kyie and I worked very well like brothers.”

Michael Osei was assistant coach to Didi Dramani who helped to win the treble, that is the Premier League, FA Cup and Super Cup before working at the same role under David Duncan for two seasons but he solely won the G6 Tournament organized by GHALCA in Sekondi – Tarkoradi when David Duncan took the first team of Kotoko to Libya for pre-season exercise in 2016.

Micheal played interim headcoach roles on numerous occasions at Kotoko before leaving the club in 2017 for premier league side Liberty professionals for half a season.

He now plies his trade for Division One side Star Madrid FC.


Story by: Joe Okyere/mypowerfmonline.com