Asante Kotoko youth team’s intended trip to the UK for a training tour has been cancelled after failing to secure visas for the players.
All 18 players in the 25-man contingent expected to make the trip were denied visas after the club failed to produce the necessary documentation to aid the process, Metro941.com has reported.
The team to be led by youth team coach Abdul Karim Zito were expected to arrive in UK by the weekend on the invitation of international partners Sunderland.
The team was to partake in a youth torunament involving hosts Sunderland, Newcastle and Middlesborough.
But the trip has had to be cancelled after the club failed to provide timely guarantee of the players’ return after the training tour – a pre-requisite for securing visas from teh British embassy.
The club as a result have missed a fine opportunity to hand international exposure and experience to their youth side.
Other lined up discussions towards the furtherance of the partnership agreement with Sunderland to be held on this trip have also had to be postponed to a later date.
Kotoko is in turmoil following the resignation of Executive Chairman Dr. Desmond Sarpong.
The problems at the Premier League champions appear to have worsened with the duplicity of roles of the board and newly installed three-man interim management team led by former player Opoku Nti.