The porcupine warriors have successfully secured their partnership deal with English Premier Leagues’s Southampton Football Club.
‘Ceek has made it possible for us to partner Southampton FC . Our coaches can go and have attachment programs. SouthamptonFC will come to Ghana to have activities with us on our academy, census projects and etc.’~ Nana Yaw Amponsah
The official launch of the partnership was streamed live on ceek.com. Asante Kotoko Diaspora and international relations manager, MBE Dentaa Amoateng chaired the discussion
She first introduced Mary Spio, the CEO of Ceek VR who briefly talked about her background and her achievements especially building the Ceek Vr platform.
Commenting on the partnership deal, Ms. Spio revealed that the partnership is a lucrative opportunity for both parties since Asante Kotoko is known to be one of the best in Africa and beyond and its impressive recognition in the world of business.
She further stated that hosting Asante Kotoko on the platform will pave way for football lovers locally and in the Diaspora to watch matches, exclusives content as well as get to know their favourite players better of the pitch.
The launch saw stakeholders and club officials of the teams which included Nana Yaw Amponsah the CEO of Asante Kotoko, Mark Abrahams the Director of Business and Community Development for Southampton F.C,
Andy Martino, Development Manager for Southampton F.C, Director Matt Hale, Harold Ofori Director of Partnership of Ceek and Communications Director of Asante Kotoko David Obeng Nyarko.
The collaboration will see both Asante Kotoko And Southampton teams learning from each other and generate a bond that will help build a solid academy for future success by producing great players.
The partnership will also help with engagement of fans and players and football officials
There will be live interaction as well, where viewers can connect with their favourites players and ask question in order to draw them closer to the team.
The two teams have decided to embark on this journey together because they share similar vision and also it is the right time to add value to themselves due to the economic and social downturn caused by the Covid 19 pandemic.
It will further serve as a yardstick for competition for the football clubs to build the capacity of their players based on the experience from the pitch.
The cash has gone a long way to help us with the Adako Jachie project and the products they are giving us have also seen our fans see the players wear the Ceek headset to cool off before and after matches ~ Nana Yaw Amponsah
Nana Yaw Amponsah then assured fans to anticipate for the massive development from the teams and also continually rally behind the teams.
He said: “we’re going to work together and achieve together and unlike our partnership with Sunderland FC, the team will see to a longer partnership with Southampton FC and things will be special.”
Fans have reacted positively to the Asante Kotoko And Southampton Partnership.