Former Ex – player Esme Mends , midfielder of Accra Hearts of Oak. Once part of the rainbow boys, the phobians. He is a long way friend of Nana Yaw Amponsah the now to be chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko .Esme Mends said that, he doesn’t believe Nana Yaw Amponsah, his friend will be good for this job .He has been his for a long time ,and he knows his friend very well ,he knows Nana Yaw Amponsah will fail although he won’t wish him bad.
‘I don’t believe Nana Yaw Amponsah is cut for the job,” Mends said in quote published by ghanasportspage.
”He cannot do the job due to how I know him and I know him deeply and based on that, in fact, we’ve come a long way.
”I have moved with him for long, I will not say anything untrue but as to what he did and what he didn’t do I can’t say on air but I know and I’m really really disappointed in whoever made the decision to appoint him as the new CEO for Kotoko because the Kotoko job is not a job for people like Nana Yaw Amponsah.
”For me, I know he’ll fail, I don’t wish him bad though but I know he’ll fail, and it pains me that Kotoko didn’t make the right decision at this moment of time. He is a pretender, Nana Yaw Amponsah is a pretender.”