Ms Evelyn Nsiah-Asare, head of sports at the Sunyani Technical University and President of Nana Afia Kobi Ampem Ladies Sporting Club in Kumasi, has been appointed by Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II as one of nine board members tasked with managing Kumasi Asante Kotoko football club.
With over 18 years experience in football administration, Ms Nsiah-Asare will be the only female among the nine-member Board of Directors charged with the task of rebuilding Asante Kotoko on the field and as a ‘viable economic entity.’
Otumfuo Osei Tutu on Thursday, May 28, constituted the new team which include Dr Kwame Kyei – Chairman, Mr Jude Arthur – Vice, Kwadwo Boateng Gyamfi, Kwasi Osei Ofori, Alhaji Abu Lamin, Kwamena Mensah (Esq), Joseph Yaw Addo, Evelyn Nsiah Asare and Baffour Kwame Kusi.
As the only female on the Board, the spotlight has been thrown on Ms Nsiah Asare who has achieved immense successes both in her academics and career.
Ms Nsiah-Asare holds a Masters Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Bachelors’ degree in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sports. She also holds a first Degree in Procurement Management and currently learning for an M.phil, Procurement Management to enable her to start her P.HD.
In 2007, she together with Nana Bayin Eyison, Habiba Atta and Coach Oti Akenteng took the Black Princesses to Switzerland for FIFA U-14 exhibition tournament and won the cup.
Three years later, she partook in the FIFA Women’s grassroots coaching course organized by the world football governing body, FIFA.
She became a Management Committee Member for the national women U17 in 2012 and after some years, she was moved to U20 as a Management Committee Member till 2017 when she became a Welfare Officer for the Senior National Women’s team, Black Queens.
Alongside achieving these heights, Ms Nsiah-Asare hosted sports and served as a sports analyst on Kumasi-based Kapital FM, she has also worked as a radio presenter and analyst at Fox FM (Kumasi), Space FM (Sunyani), Kessben FM among many others.
On October 25, 2019, she was elected as a women’s representative on the executive council of the Ghana Football Association.
She combined academia with sports and she served as a Physical Education mistress for Serwaa Nyarko Girls Senior High School for four years and later headed to Atwima Kwawomma as Physical Education Coordinator.
Currently, she has is a lecturer at the Procurement and Supply Chain Management Department at the Sunyani Technical University, a post she has been at since 2012.
She recently attended the Sports Administration and Management Course organized by National Sports College in Winneba and has attained a CAF license C coaching certificate.