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01.11.2006 Football News

Hans Dieter Schmidt Fired

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The German coach of Swedru Gamba All Blacks, Hans Dieter Schmidt has been fired by the team.

The action follows the poor run of results the team has chalked under the German, who was signed by the club amid much fanfare two months ago. However, on assumption of duty, the fanfare died down, and news about the Germans uneasy relationship with the team was rife in the media. At a point, the vice chairman of the club, Isaac Koomson had to debunk a story that indicated the coach had tendered his resignation from the club, as he was considering a return to Kumasi Asante Kotoko.

All Blacks officials who have chosen to remain silent on the firing of the coach believe with the multiplicity of talents in the team, the poor results being week in and week out cannot be justified, hence the decision to show the coach the door.

All Blacks have played six matches under Schmidt but have spectacularly failed to notch up a win in any of those matches, making his dismissal a wise option to choose by the management of the club.

With Schmidt's dismissal, his three-year contract with the club, which was expected to end in August of 2009, has been truncated.

Asante Kotoko, the club he reportedly flirted with has employed a new coach, Telat Uzum, and that has effectively ended Schmidt's dreams of rejoining the Kumasi the club.