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14.04.2016 Sports News

Sekondi Hasaacas: Management takes responsibility for the team's poor start

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Chief Executive Officer of Sekondi Hasaacas , Benjamin Nab Eyison has stated that the poor performance of the club, which has been characterized with some disgraceful defeats should be blamed on his management team.

Hasaacas have seven points after six matches with an outstanding match against Medeama. They lost 3-0 to Wa All Stars, got hammered 5-0 by WAFA and succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to a struggling Kotoko, all in their away games.

Already, Hasaacas have dropped points at home to Ashgold (1-1) and this is making things worrying for fans.

Nana Banyin in an interview with  said the club's management takes full responsibility for their bad start.

"What comes to mind now is Wa All Stars. The reasons they give for their impressive form in the league is because of their pre-season tour of Saudi Arabia. They reckon that is what has prepared them for the league.

"As for me, I have been saying always that the position of Hasaacas is not a permanent position and it is not the fault of the players, it is not the fault of the technical team, it is not the fault of the fans. Management accepts that it is our fault because we did not give the players a proper pre-season training.

"So instead of the proper pre-season training we couldn't get, we use competitive league matches as our training. Like a try and error,' he said.

Hasaacas had plans of a pre-season tour in Malaysia which never materialized, and Nana Banyin believes that disorganized the team ahead of the calendar season.

"Hitherto we should have embarked on some pre training tour. It didn't happen. After the end of last season we didn't break them completely so we were training maybe every other day in anticipation of embarking on that tour which never materialized.

'So there was nothing like proper pre-season training where maybe you have to break the players down for about a week or two, conditioning them.

'We never had anything of that sort. So what happened was that it's the league matches that we use.

"Even with the new players, the coaches had an arduous task, putting sometimes round perks in square holes because at training they do something differently. So that's why we think that it's our responsibility to have ensured that they (the team) underwent that kind of proper pre-season. It didn't happen and it's there. I mean there is no magic about it, if you don't do it, you don't get it. That's it."

Having said that, Nana Banyin predicted A turnaround for his club from week seven. "I forecast that by the seventh week, things will be good and if you look at our results conceding three goals, five goals, two, and then one. Now it's stayed at one. So it shows that a change is coming.'

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