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10.02.2009 Football News

Kotoko Coach Faces Sack

By Daily Guide
Kotoko Coach Faces Sack

Maurice Cooreman Just a day after Kumasi Asante Kotoko suffered a shocking defeat to Accra Hearts of Oak, reliable information reaching DAILY GUIDE SPORTS indicates that management of the Porcupine Warriors have told Belgian Coach Maurice Cooreman to win his next match against Tema Youth tomorrow or face the sack.

According to the information, the management of the team headed by Sylvester Asare has decided that it would terminate the contract of the Belgian who was brought in to revive the fortunes of Kotoko in this year's CAF Champions League if Kotoko even draws against the Tema side.

This is because any slip would widen the gap between Hearts and Kotoko which presently stands at seven. Hearts are expected to beat struggling Ashgold at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium on Wednesday.

The Porcupine Warriors, defending champions of the league, are finding the going tough in the premier league and are hoping to revive the spirit of the team in order to rub shoulders with runaway leaders Hearts.  

Meanwhile, fans of Asante Kotoko have begun linking the team's defeat to tactical and technical ineptitude on the part of the technical team headed by Belgian Maurice Cooreman.

The Porcupine Warriors were shockingly whipped 2-1 in their own backyard by the Phobians, with most fans of Kotoko describing the outcome as a terrible one.

According to reports, Hearts could have registered a bigger score line but lack of experience on the part of striker Samuel Affum robbed them of a total annihilation of Kotoko.

Maxwell Arthur of Abeka Lapaz in Accra, a staunch supporter of the Porcupine Warriors, urged management of the team to do something about the team's poor outings in the Glo Premier League.

“Maurice Cooreman should be fired for failing to consolidate gains chalked by Bashiru Hayford,” Ama Sarpong of Kokomlemle, also in Accra, lamented.

Kotoko have so far won four matches, drawn three and lost twice in the ongoing league, unlike last season where they won eight times and lost only once in the first nine matches.

By Charles Nixon Yeboah