Emmanuel Dasoberi

Club Licensing Manager of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Emmanuel Newton Dasoberi, has resigned.

Dasoberi, who doubles as Deputy Secretary-General in charge of administration at the football governing body, tendered his resignation to the Secretary-General, Prosper Harrison Addo on Monday, with immediate effect. This is after he accepted an offer from Ghana Premier League side, Asante Kotoko.

He joins the Porcupine Warriors as their new Administrative and Operations Manager following the signing of a permanent contract over the weekend, Joy Sports sources at the club said.

Dasoberi’s decision to leave GFA after over ten years of service – where he rose to become FIFA and CAF Club Licensing Manager – to join the record Ghana Premier League champions, became untenable when the Chief of Staff of Manhyia, Kofi Badu, called him in May this year. This was before the current Board was constituted.

Sources say he saw the call as service to the Asantehene, which he could not turn down.

Kotoko Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Nana Yaw Amponsah, saw through the process successfully, tabling an offer which was accepted last month, before the two parties signed the documents on Sunday.

He is expected to start work on Tuesday.