Tuesday, May 26, 2009

HERBERT ADDO NAMED NEW KOTOKO COACH...He's to choose assistant (PAGE 31)

THE fate of embattled coach Isaac “Opeele” Boateng hangs on a thin line as the new Interim Management Committee (IMC) of tottering Kumasi Asante Kotoko seal a short-term deal with experienced coach Herbert Addo to head the technical team.
What had made Opeele’s future with Kotoko so uncertain is that management has asked coach Addo to choose an assistant of his choice.
This implies that in the event of the coach looking outside, both Opeele and Johnson Smith could be on their way out of the club.
The hard-talking Opeele was appointed assistant coach to Maurice Cooreman, but took over as head coach when the expatriate coach parted ways with Asante Kotoko.
The then management of the club, led by Sylvester Asare Owusu confirmed Opeele as head coach.
However, after series of poor performances by the club, the young coach decided to revert to his former position as assistant coach.
It was not surprising that coach Addo was contacted by the new management headed by Alhaji Njie, to take over the technical direction of the twice Africa champions.
The focus would continue to be on Asante Kotoko in the coming days as Addo attempts to bring the club out of its troubles.

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