Sir, Tripple Olympian and Grand medalist, Rev Osei Kofi says players do sabotage their coaches sometimes when they are not given what they want from management.
The former Black Stars player hinted that players are usually found of coaches who fight for their interest and will play to the best of their knowledge for such coaches.
Speaking on Rainbow Sports, Sir Osei Kofi revealed that most football administrators in Ghana do not understand the concept of football and that makes the trainer’s work more difficult.
He quoted an instance where he had to sabotage a national team coach in 1970 when the team was travelling to Sudan for Nations Cup, according to him their 1-0 defeat in the final game could have been better if he had joined the team. He also cited Coach Jose Mourinho’s experience with Chelsea players in recent times.
For the first time in history Kumasi Asante Kotoko has sunk to the bottom of the Premier League table after match day 6.
Coach David Duncan was given a 3-match ultimatum before his last two games against Sekondi Hasaacas and Aduana Stars. Fortunately or unfortunately he won against Hasaacas by 1-0 at Baba Yara Stadium courtesy Kwabena Boateng and lost to Aduana Stars in Dormaa by the same goal margin.
The management of Asante Kotoko has therefore asked Coach Duncan to step aside since he failed to justify himself with the 3-match ultimatum that was given to him about three weeks ago.
However Coach David has refused to step aside with the explanation that there was no ‘Step Aside clause’ in the contract he signed with the Porcupines. He said the club should fire him instead of asking him to step aside which he is not ready to do.
Rev Osei Kofi addressing Coach Duncan’s statement said the fact that Kotoko bought 14 players for this season doesn’t mean those players are suitable for the premier league. He stated emphatically that the good performance in a pre-season may not always reflect in the elite league just like Kotoko is experiencing now.
The Grand Medalist who once coached the Kotoko team expressed his shock at the club’s current position on the league table even though there are 24 matches ahead of them.
By: Ako Michael