Herbert Mensah ￼
Herbert Mensah, Ghanaian businessman and sports administrator Football chairmanship He was appointed board chairman of the popular Ghanaian football clubKumasi Asante Kotoko SC by the then Asantehene, Otumfuo Opoku Ware II, in 1999. Mensah set out to restore the success of earlier glories of the then failing club by implementing a five-year plan, which included sponsorships, the introduction of professional training facilities, and a transparent financial approach to the books. He left Kotoko in 2003 and later became involved in running a rival club in the Ashanti area, King Faisal.
In December 2004, Kotoko was runner-up in the African Cup Winners’ Cup and went on to achieve more success in the years that followed. A well known sports journalist in Ghana, Kwabena Yeboah, described Herbert Mensah as “the greatest leader he has ever met at the Porcupine Warriors” due to his endeavours on and off the field. Mensah has been credited with making a major contribution to changing the face of Ghanaian profession football. By 2004, he had established the SOS (Strategic Outsourcing Solutions) network. It provided management services to football and continues to be a link between grass-roots sport and the professional world. In 2007, he teamed up with Prosport International to nurture players with exceptional talents.