Alhaji Grusah, the owner and financier of King Faisal, has criticized Asante Kotoko’s choice to feature the likeness of Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, on their recently unveiled jerseys.
On Tuesday, Kotoko unveiled their new home and away jerseys for the September 2022–2023 campaign.
The kits were created by Erreà, an Italian provider of sporting goods that signed a three-year contract with Kotoko in 2020.
The away uniform is green, just like it was the season before, while the home uniform is the customary red.
The club’s current season’s theme, which honors the Asantehene who serves as the organization’s patron, is “Celebrating the pillar of peace: His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.”
On the bottom right side of both jerseys, there is a picture of the Asantehene.
A seasoned football official, Grusah, has expressed concern, saying it’s impolite to have an image of Otumfuo on the uniforms.
“Putting ‘Otumfour’ on the Kotoko jersey is uncivilized,” he told Kumasi-based Kessben FM. “It’s a village thing, in actuality. Otumfour is more than that; he never loses in battle.
“Perhaps these Asantes are unaware of the worth of Otumfour. Who among us does not realize that he is the club’s owner? Which squad in the world carries that out?
“On the jerseys, we have sponsors. They already did it, but they can still go back and modify it, therefore this lacks maturity “Added he