JUST IN: Kotoko sign former AshantiGold coach Kjetil Zachariassen

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
Kjetil Zachariassen
Kjetil Zachariassen

Asante Kotoko has signed former AshantiGold's coach Kjetil Zachariassen on a 3-year deal.

The Norwegian tactician put pen to paper on a 2-year deal on Saturday at the club's Secretariat in Kumasi.

He takes over from Charles Kwablan Akonnor who on Thursday was asked to step aside and have been offered the position of a Technical Director of which he is yet to accept the offer.

Kjetil Zachariassen will be leading the Porcupines as they will be representing Ghana in the 2019/2020 CAF Champions League.


Kotoko sack CK Akonnor

Asante Kotoko has earlier this month terminated their contract with coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor after nine months in charge of the club.

The 45-year-old signed a three-year deal with the Porcupine Warriors in October last year after terminating his contract with Ashanti Gold SC.

Akonnor has disclosed that he rejected the new role as the club's technical director and has opted to abrogate his contract with the Porcupine Warriors.

"Yes its true, am no more the coach of Kotoko, I have been asked to step aside but to take over as technical director, I can't comment," Akonnor told Kumasi-based Oyereepa FM.

"In a meeting I was told this. I am even in Accra now."