Sports News of Monday, 4 November 2019
Charles Kouadio who is the agent of Kumasi Asante Kotoko coach Kjetil Zachariassen has made an astonishing revelation that his client is not returning to Ghana with the team due to security issues.
According to Kouadio, Executive Charmain of the club, Dr Kyei tasked him to inform his client that his safety cannot be guaranteed on their return home.
Speaking to Kumasi-based Oyeerepa FM, he said contrary to media reports that his client is missing is a figment of one’s imagination.
“Management of Asante Kotoko asked me to tell the coach that they cannot guarantee his safety so he has left to his house in Abidjan.
It’s not true he is missing but rather Dr Kyei and Nana Coker told me I should tell him they can’t guarantee his safety looking at what has happened and what the supporters did.”
The Reds hope of making a second successive return to the Group Stage of the CAF interclub competition hit a snag after the Ivorians defeated them 2-0 at the Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan.
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Goals from Cheick Soumaro and Amede Diomande handed the home side victory in the play-off round second leg fixture to progress on a 2-1 aggregate.
In the wake of Sunday’s loss, a section of the Porcupines fraternity are calling for the head of the Norwegian tactician.
Chief Executive Officer of Databank Ghana Kojo Addae-Mensah has implored management of Asante Kotoko to terminate the contract of coach Kjetil Zachariassen with immediate effect.
“Asante Kotoko will go nowhere with this coach. We are just joking because he doesn’t even know the players. It was a bad decision to hire Kjetil Zachariassen”
“What’s the idea behind sacking CK Akonnor to bring in Kjetil Zachariassen and bringing in an assistant coach in the middle of a competition.”
Kjetil Zachariassen should go immediately. Which player has he discovered? CK’s record is far better than his. The person who brought him [Kjetil Zachariassen] should pay the high price.”