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22.01.2005 Football News

I've lost interest in Ghana Soccer -Schmidt

By Graphic
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Sacked Asante Kotoko coach, Hans Dieter Schmidt, says he has lost interest in Ghana football and is,therefore,in no mood to handle any local side now.

Speaking to the Graphic Sports in a telephone chat last Wednesday,Coach Schmidt who is apparently overwhelmed by the Kotoko decision prefers to stay away from the game now to enable him to concentrate on battling Kotoko over his dismissal which he believes was wrong on the part of the club.

“I have learnt that a lot of things can happen in football within a week here, and I'm being very careful now,” Coach Schmidt noted in reference to his dismissal by Kotoko following their 8-7 penalty loss to arch rivals, Hearts of Oak,in the Confederation Cup final after a 2-2 aggregate score.

He said as a result of that he did not want to make any hasty decision to join any local club now. Reacting to the comments made by Kotoko's Chief Executive, Major Yaw Larson (retd), daring him to go to FIFA if he thought he had a case,the German said he did not want to waste his time on any verbal war since he had referred the matter to his lawyers.

“My lawyers have asked me not to talk, so I don't want to do anything on the contrary”.He disclosed that he had now moved from Kumasi to Accra and would leave for his native country anytime he wished.

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