Director of Coaches in Ghana Professor Joseph Kwame Mintah has bemoaned about the hasty decision by club administrators to lay off coaches in the domestic top-flight.
One of the most volatile careers on earth is coaching a football club and tacticians have felt the full brunt for the woes of their clubs.
In the six-game old Ghana Premier League, quite a number of coaches have been booted out of the dugout with Legon Cities setting the tempo for the sacking spree.
Since Goran Barjakteravic’s exit at Legon Cities, Hesse Odamtten of Berekum Chelsea, Tony Lokko of Inter Allies, Edward Nii Odoom (demoted to the youth side of Hearts of Oak) and Maxwell Konadu as well as Slavisa Bozicic have all been axed.
Sharing his opinion in an interview with West FM 87.9 Sports, Professor Joseph Mintah who doubles as the Chairman of the Ghana Coaches Association, agreed the ongoing Ghana Premier League has become extremely competitive but has prayed club administrators exercise patience with their coaching staff.
“The ongoing league has become very competitive because every team is performing very well in each game, I can say that what the clubs are doing is a true reflection of their pre-season preparation before the season,”
He continued: “The FA being the Administrator of the league has put everything in place for the Clubs to improve themselves this season,”
“Club owners should consider certain things, do proper reviews and find out their problems before sacking their coaches because sometimes it can go against them especially when the season is ongoing but for me I don’t support sacking of coaches” he stressed.
“If Kotoko have sacked their head coach, they know the process of appointing a coach who’s documents are genuine because they have Emmanuel Dassoberi who knows everything”
Professor Mintah in conclusion has advised players that they should continue their training during the Christmas break.