Tuesday, February 10, 2009


BEALEAGUERED Asante Kotoko coach, Maurice Cooreman, could be on his way out of the club as reports reaching the Graphic Sports as of press time yesterday spoke of a planned shake-up in the technical set up by management.
No details were given about the intended shake-up but indications were that the technical change might see Isaac Opeele Boateng as head coach. Opeele was appointed as assistant coach some three weeks ago.
The reports said the shake-up would properly position the club for the task ahead in both the national league and the CAF Champions' League.
Even though the league has not gone on break yet, the reports said the Belgian coach had sought permission to travel to Nigeria.
A management source yesterday confirmed that the coach asked for permission to travel just after last Sunday’s match when Hearts had outplayed and crushed Kotoko 2-1 in Kumasi.
For sometime now pressure has been on the Kotoko management to give Coach Cooreman the sack.
But two weeks ago, the CEO of Kotoko, Sylvester Asare Owusu, came out to say the club had confidence in the coach.
However, the defeat to Hearts appears to be forcing the management to capitulate.
Under his two-year contract with Kotoko, Coach Cooreman has been tasked to lead the club to retain the league and at least reach the money zone of the CAF Champions League.

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