Asante Kotoko has once again certified its status as one of the greatest football clubs in Africa.
According to a new data released, the Kumasi-based club is the football club with most followers in West Africa on social networking site, Twitter.
The Porcupine Warriors topped the list with 485,000 followers beating off competition from fierce rivals Accra Hearts of Oak which followed closely with 408,000 followers and top Nigerian club Enyimba FC coming third with just 85,200 followers.
Hearts of Oak used to be the most followed club in West Africa until they were toppled by Kotoko two years.
Check out the full list below….
Asante Kotoko – 485K
- Hearts of Oak – 408K
Enyimba – 85.2K
Legon CitiesFC – 82.4K
Medeama – 63.5K
WAFA – 62.5K
Great Olympics – 56.2K
Dreams FC – 52.1K
Liberty – 46.1K
Rivers United – 45.7K
Asante Kotoko topping the list is not surprising as they are arguably the most supported football club in Ghana and probably West Africa too. Unlike many clubs in Ghana and West Africa, in Asante Kotoko matches, the stadiums are always filled to capacity.
Founded in 1935, the club popularly known as Fabulous or Porcupine Warriors, have been champions of the Ghana Premier League a record 24 times. They have also won the CAF Champions League twice and were adjudged the African club of the 20th century by International Football Federation of History and Statistics. It is speculated that the club has over 15 million supporters—making them one of the most supported clubs in Africa, after Al Ahly, Kaizer Chiefs and Zamalek.
The 2020/21 football season was probably one of the club’s worst in recent years, having failed to win a single trophy the whole season. Worst of it all, Kotoko lost the league to bitter rivals Accra Hearts of Oak, in what is their first league title in twelve years.