Kotoko paying heavily for sacking CK Akunnor – Bashiru Hayford

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The Technical Director of the Somalian Football Association, Bashiru Hayford believes the sacking of coach CK Akunnor was the bane of Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s shocking exit from the on-going CAF Champions league.

The Porcupine Warriors lost 3-0 to Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel in Monastir to exit on 2-3 aggregate following a shambolic display in the return leg in Tunisia.

This, their former coach believes was as a result of the “unfortunate” sacking of coach CK Akunnor after he had qualified them into the CAF Confederation Cup Group stage last season.

“Kotoko made a mistake by parting ways with CK Akunnor. When you qualify for an African competition, it is prudent to allow the coach to continue”, he said during an interview with Saddick Adams (Sports Obama) on Angel FM 102.9FM.

The former Medeama and Ashgold manager added that “the 3-0 defeat away to Etoile Du Sahel in Monastir was unacceptable”

He advised the management of the club not to fire Coach Kjetil Zachariason but rather find an ideal way of succeeding in the CAF Confederation Cup.

“Sacking the current coach will not be the best way to go. Management should look at how they can progress in the CAF Confederation Cup,” he advised.

The forthright gaffer is on a mission in Somalia to reinvigorate their football having won them their first ever game in a qualifier in 35 years early last month against Zimbabwe in Djibouti.

Source: Ghana | Angel Sports | Isaac Apagya Ansah

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