Premier League side Southampton have linked up with Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko as one of their international partners.
Kotoko, winners of a record 23 league titles, are also one of the best supported teams in Ghana and twice been African champions, in 1970 and 1983.
The Porcupine Warriors said that they were “elated” to announce the “ground-breaking” partnership which “seeks to plug Kotoko into Southampton and ensure a sustainable development.”
Southampton said they “will support the development of Ghanaian Premier League Asante Kotoko’s strategy both on and off the pitch.”
“The partnership will include Academy staff exchange visits between the UK and Ghana, as well as opportunities for Asante Kotoko’s young players to attend annual UK Player Development camps and experience the Southampton Academy methodology first-hand, when travel corridors open up and it is safe to travel.
“Southampton will also support the development of Asante Kotoko’s commercial and operational strategy through collaborating on key projects.”