Joaquin Lopez Martinez also known as Kiko Lopez is one of the finest coach in the game. He had previously work with top-flight teams like CS Sfaxien as the Director of football and as a manager at Olympique Beja all in Tunisia before working as an assistant manager at Real Madrid.He holds both French and Spanish citizenship.
The 49-year-old is expected to be named as the new coach of the Porcupine Warriors in the coming days.Lopez has worked as a youth development coach for ten years at Spanish giants Real Madrid.Lopez has also been in charge of the Bahrain U17 and U19 national teams.The France-born was appointed first team coach of Spanish side Club Deportivo Torrevieja in 2018.
He will be succeeding Abdul Gazale and Johnson Smith who have been in charge of Asante Kotoko since the sacking of Maxwell Konadu in December 2020.The porcupine royals have recently being outrageous in terms of performance and they need to get back to winning ways. Lopez who have got a great intuition and a technical eye in the game will contribute successfully to the glory that Asante has made both in Ghana and Africa.
Kotoko is noted as unbeatable and capable in terms of winning trophies. Kiko’s presence will bring the club back to where it belongs. Kotoko currently sit sixth on the league log and the club officials have started series of projects to reinforce the club structure and its functioning. The porcupine royals play Elimina Sharks as their next fixture in the ongoing Ghana premier League.
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