Kotoko Executive Board Chairman Dr Kofi Kodua Sarpong has defended the club’s transfer policy after spending huge sums of money on players during the transfer window.
The Ghanaian champions have been criticized in some quarters for embarking on an ‘unreasonable’ signing spree ahead of the start of new season.
They have forked out thousands of dollars to buy as many as 17 new players ahead of their title defence and participation in the Caf Champions League next year.
Ex-Kotoko defender Frimpon Manso has wasted no time in lashing out at the club for embarking on what he terms as ‘wasteful’ exercise.
But the club’s Executive Chairman insists the pucharses were done in the supreme interest of the local giants.
“We registered maximum 50 players just like we did last year. The number is not really different from what we had,” Dr Sarpong told Kumasi-based Fox FM
“We have put in place a strategy of looking at the up and coming ones. Those who were not getting regular playing time have been loaned out. That is what done everywhere.
“There are players who might not be playing regularly but does not mean that they are not good enough.
“The number is a bit okay. We have brought in some experienced players to help us make a significant impact in the Caf Champions League.
“I will keep our target close to our chest but we hope for the best.”
Kotoko will open the defence of their Premier League crown at home to newly promoted Amidaus Professionals on October 7.