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05.11.2019 Football News

Kotoko Coach Kjetil Zachariassen Told To Remain At Ivory Coast Over Security Reasons

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Kotoko Coach Kjetil Zachariassen Told To Remain At Ivory Coast Over Security Reasons

Head coach of Asante Kotoko, Kjetil Zachariassen has been told to remain in Cote d’Ivoire and not return to Kumasi after the management of the club cannot guarantee his safety.

This emerges after the Porcupine Warriors failed to progress to the group stage of the CAF Confederations Cup suffered a 2-1 aggregate loss to Ivorian side San Pedro.

Irate Kotoko fans stormed the team bus following the team's exit from the tournament on Sunday in Abidjan.

“The management called me after the game to ask me to talk to Zachariassen that they cannot guarantee his security in Kumasi for now," his agent Charles Kouadio told Oyerepa FM.

“And I agreed with them because we all saw the reactions of the fans after the game; and they are right to react that way because everyone wanted the team to qualify,” he said.

“So I told Zachariassen what Kotoko told me and he accepted. So as I speak, he is in his house in Abidjan. He has a house in Abidjan," he added.

Kuoadio also revealed in the interview that he has been told by Kotoko management to ask Zachariassen to resign, a request the former Ashantigold trainer declined.

Zachariassen joined Kotoko in July 2019

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