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11.02.2009 Football News

Kotoko Sack Coorman

By Daily Guide
Kotoko Sack Coorman

Maurice Cooreman MAURICE Coorman's failure to beat Accra Hearts of Oak has cost him his job as head coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko.

Reliable information available to DAILY GUIDE SPORTS indicates that Kotoko has given the Belgian trainer the sack two days after the team lost to Hearts.

The two parties, the source said, decided to part ways by mutual understanding, following the club's shocking 2-1 to Hearts at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Sunday.

Ebo Mends and German national Hans Deiter Schmitz were the other Kotoko coaches that were axed after losing to Hearts in recent times.

Coorman who was on a six-month probation contract with Kotoko, would thus leave the shores of the country to his homeland soon.

Isaac Boateng aka 'Opeele' who deputized for Coorman would now take over as head coach of Kotoko with immediate effect, the source hinted.

Readers would recall that DAILY GUIDE SPORTS published in yesterday's issue that the Porcupine Warriors were on the verge of firing their Belgian coach, following last Sunday's loss to their archrivals.

Fans of Asante Kotoko linked the team's defeat to tactical and technical ineptitude on the part of the technical team headed by Belgian Maurice Cooreman.

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.

 “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.

From I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi