English Premier League side Sunderland have signed a partnership agreement with Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko, Ghanasoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
The partnership will see Sunderland share its coaching and business expertise with the the two-time African champions, offering practical support and advice in youth coaching, player development, fitness and medical matters and football business strategy.
Kotoko in turn will work closely with Sunderland to help the club build and grow its brand in the emerging African territory. The Kumasi-based side have an astonishing eight million followers and on a recent visit to Sunderland the two clubï¿½s the respective chairmen enjoyed positive discussions on how both clubs could work together in the future.
A delegation from Kotoko club travelled to Sunderland in April, touring the Black Catsï¿½ state of the art training facility, the Academy of Light, meeting Steve Bruce and players, including Sunderlandï¿½s Ghanaian star striker Asamoah Gyan.
They also visited the Stadium of Light and chairman Niall Quinn was delighted to spend time with them.
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