The head coach of Asante Kotoko, Dr Prosper Narteh Ogum, has disclosed his desire to stay at Asante Kotoko despite receiving offers from foreign clubs.

Ogum, who signed a two-year deal with the Porcupine Warriors before the start of the 2021/22 Ghana football season from WAFA, led the club to win its 24th Ghanaian top-flight title in his maiden season.

Speaking to Cape Coast-based ATL FM, he disclosed that despite being contacted by some foreign clubs, he will respect his contract with Asante Kotoko and stay at the club.

“I have a two-year contract with Kotoko and I will respect it. Although some teams outside Ghana have requested for my services, I am for Kotoko and I love serving them,” he said.

He added that: “I now know and understand my players and vice versa. So I want most of them to stay at Kotoko. [The team] going to Africa although I understand the business aspect of football.”

The coach further revealed his desire to keep Cameroonian forward Franck Mbella Etouga after his impressive debut campaign in Ghana. Etouga scored 21 goals to come second in the Premier League top scorer chart.

The gaffer also added that he believed he could do a good job with the Porcupine Warriors despite the lack of belief among some fans when he first signed for the club.

“I want Franck Mbella to stay at Kotoko. That is my wish” he said.

“Some people didn’t believe in me when I was going to Kotoko. But I believed and trusted in myself to deliver at Kotoko. My aim is for Kotoko to play good football and to win. We are in the first and elementary phase of my game model and training programmes at Kotoko and look at the way Kotoko is playing. The second phase will be splendid.

He added that “I want players who are hungry and ready to make a name for themselves at Kotoko. Kotoko can make an impact in Africa. All that we need is to do proper planning especially, player recruitment.”

Prior to his success last season, Ogum managed WAFA and led them to a third-place finish in the 2020/21 season. He also had stints with Ebusua Dwarfs in the top flight in 2016 and masterminded the qualification of Elmina Sharks to the Ghana Division One in 2013.