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I could have handled things better - Laryea Kingston on Black Starlets resignation

By Vincent Ashitey
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Former Ghanaian international, Laryea Kingston has issued an apology after stepping down as head coach of the Black Starlets.

The former Black Stars winger announced his resignation as the Black Starlets head coach following their 2-1 defeat to Burkina Faso in the ongoing WAFU B U-17 Tournament on May 25, 2024.

Consequently, the Ghana Football Association responded swiftly by accepting the resignation and appointed his assistant, Jacob Nettey and Nana Agyemang to take charge of the team for today’s clash against Nigeria at 4 pm

Addressing the situation in a statement released on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 Laryea said, “To the President and the Exco, I also want to unreservedly and sincerely apologize for any misunderstanding, inconvenience, and embarrassment my decision to announce resignation last Saturday caused.”

He admitted that, “After careful consideration, I could have handled things better and this will be guiding experience for me going forward.” 


He however continued to express his support for the team as they go toe-to-toe with Nigeria in a battle for the bronze medal on Tuesday at the Legon Stadium.

“I love my nation, I served my nation as a player, and I have been serving my nation as a coach.

“I cherish the opportunity given me by the GFA and the support of Ghanaians from all walks of life, my technical teammates, and the talented players that I work with.

We look forward to finishing the tournament in the strongest way by beating our rivals, Nigeria to win bronze.”