Monday, October 18, 2010


By Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi

HENRY Wellington, who has just taken over the coaching department of premier division side King Faisal albeit temporarily, must be prepared for a tough task ahead of him.
After taking over from sacked Serbian Medic Monsulo just last week, the former Sekondi Hasaacas coach is expected to come out with the magic wand to lift the club back to where it belongs.
If he succeeds in the next few matches, he stands the chance of being kept as the substantive coach.
This is because the club have decided not to go for a foreign coach this time after the Serbian faltered in his association with the team
But it appears he is not going to have things smooth sailing. Indeed, he has a mountain task looking at developments in the club.
The once fearsome side is undergoing all manner of troubles and this season appears one of the most difficult for the club.
The club is third from the bottom of the national premier league after managing only one win, a draw and four defeats.
Faisal sacked Serbian Medic Monsulo for non-performance last Monday after taking over the club in July this year.
The Kumasi-based club is known to be in love with foreign coaches but this time, it looks like they are beginning to have a second look at their association with them.
Sometimes, people question how the club’s management managed to pay the coaches in hard currencies.
In a country where clubs rely on gate proceeds as the biggest source of revenue, many question how Faisal, whose matches do not receive high patronage, is able to pay their foreign coaches.
Perhaps, that is one reason why the President of the club, Alhaji Karim Gruzah, is much respected in Ghana football.
In some of the club’s matches, one could count the fans that turn up, and it is to the credit of the experienced football administrator that Faisal continue to raise their heads in premier league football.
As the stop-gap coach gets down to business, it is important for the club’s supporters to give him the necessary backing to enable him deliver.
A strong King Faisal is a plus for Ghana football and the club better put their acts together to get back to winning ways.

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