Asante Kotoko Sporting Club celebrate its 85th birthday today

Asante Kotoko Sporting Club celebrate its 85th birthday today having been established on August 31, 1935.

According to the history books, Mr J.S.K. Frimpong, popularly called Teacher Frimpong, then a teacher of the Kumasi Government School who had all the time shown interest in “Kumasi Titanics”, a club established in 1926 organized some men from his school and proposed a change of name from “Kumasi Titanics” to Asante Kotoko SC.

Permission had to be obtained from the Asantehene (King of the Kingdom of Ashanti) because the name “Kotoko”, meaning “Porcupine” is the official symbol of the Ashanti nation.

The Asantehene, Nana Sir Osei Agyeman Prempeh II, became the first life patron of the club.

Asante Kotoko SC was subsequently formally founded.

The club which has won a record 24 Ghana Premier League titles and has twice won the CAF Champions League is 85 today.

The club in 2010 was voted African’s Club of the 20th century by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).

The Asantehene, Nana Sir Osei Agyeman Prempeh II, became the first life patron of the club.

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