Sunday, November 22, 2009


THE league is still in its embryonic stage, but the first casualty in the department of coaching has been recorded.
Kumasi King Faisal have, in what they described as a “mutual agreement,” dispensed with the services of coach Isaac “Opeele” Boateng, less than six months after engaging him.
 A club source said the decision was reached following a “mutual agreement” between the club’s management and the coach.
 “The two parties sat down and agreed that the contract be terminated,” the source told the Daily Graphic yesterday.
 However, other sources linked it to the unimpressive performance of the club so far in the league.
 Faisal who were among the top four of last year’s league, are now 11th on the league table, something very unusual of the club.
The season may be very young, but looking at the competitive nature of the league, officials of the club are clearly concerned.
Opeele Boateng joined King Faisal from Asante Kotoko after what was seen as an acrimonious exit from the Porcupine Warriors. He first joined Asante Kotoko as assistant coach, later became the head coach before reverting to his earlier role as assistant coach.
The entry of the bespectacled coach at King Faisal was seen as one of the best things to happen to the club, and the management led by CEO, Mr Vincent Sowah Odotei, organised a big news conference to introduce him to the club and its supporters.
It is not known where the coach will be heading to next.

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