I rejected offers to join English Championship clubs before FC Petrocub takeover – Nana Yaw Amponsah reveals

Former Asante Kotoko Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Asante Kotoko, Nana Yaw Amponsah has revealed he turned down opportunities to work with English clubs before taking over Moldavan side, FC Petrocub.

The renowned Ghanaian football administrator took over the club as the new owner and president in January this year after leaving the Ghana Premier League side.

In his debut season, FC Petrocub have emerged as the champions of the Moldovan topflight.

Speaking on the reason behind his decision to take over the club, Nana Yaw Amponsah said he wanted something more challenging despite tempting offers from English Championship clubs.

“It was not challenging enough to come here. Again, I had the opportunity to go to England to work in the football circle as a Chief Operating Officer,” he told Countryman Songo in an interview.

“Some English Championship clubs also wanted me but I also felt that was not challenging enough because you already go into a set-up that is already functioning at a certain level and your contribution becomes part of the goal to some extent so I wanted a challenge that was quite possible in my mind,” he added.

FC Petrocub will hope to do a double when they take on Zimbru in the Moldovan Cup final on Saturday, May 25 at the Zimbru Stadium.

Nana Yaw Amponsah, who is a former owner of disbanded Phar Rangers FC was part of the candidates who contested the 2019 Ghana Football Association (GFA) election.

Following the successful takeover of FC Petrocub, Nana Yaw Amponsah recruited three Ghanaian players namely, Razak Abalorah, David Abagna and Seidu Bassit.


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