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01.07.2005 Football News

Duncan Can Go


The acting Chairman of the Black Starlets Management Committee, Mr Richard Quarshie, has dared team coach, David Duncan, to resign if, indeed, he is a man, thus deepening the current impasse between the two factions.

“So far as I'm concerned, we're not going anywhere so if he (Coach Duncan) is a man, he should resign,” Mr Quarshie declared in rage during an interview with a Takoradi-based radio station, Goodnews FM.

He could not fathom how a coach, who he insisted was imposed on the management committee, could have the guts to call for their removal from office.

“When people do things out of ignorance, that is what happens. He (Duncan) doesn't even know how members of the management committee were appointed,” he stressed.

Mr Quarshie, who was reacting to the issue for the first time since the Starlets' return from their silver-winning feat in the African Under 17 Championship in The Gambia over a month ago, revealed that Coach Duncan had denied ever calling for the removal of the committee's members at a recent meeting with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Management Board.

“All these tell you about the kind of person we're dealing with,” he emphasised.

According to him, the committee played the role assigned it by the FA and could therefore, not be faulted by the coach for the delay in the payment of the team's allowances, since that