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Sack Zachariassen immediately - Kojo Addae-Mensah implores Kotoko mgt.

By Vincent Ashitey
Kojo Addae-Mensah
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Chief Executive Officer of Databank Ghana Kojo Addae-Mensah has implored management of Asante Kotoko to terminate the contract of coach Kjetil Zachariassen with immediate effect in the wake of the Porcupines defeat to San Pedro in the CAF Confederation Cup.

The Reds hope of making a second successive return to the Group Stage of the CAF interclub competition hit a snag after the Ivorians defeated them 2-0 at the Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan.

Goals from Cheick Soumaro and Amede Diomande handed the home side victory in the play-off round second leg fixture to progress on a 2-1 aggregate.

In the wake of yesterday's loss, the staunch Asante Kotoko fan has bemoaned Kotoko's management decision to part ways with Charles Kwablan Akonnor and go in for Norwegian Kjetil Zachariassen.

According to him, the Norwegian tactician comes nowhere near Akonnor in terms of achievement.

"Asante Kotoko will go nowhere with this coach. We are just joking because he doesn’t even know the players. It was a bad decision to hire Kjetil Zachariassen"

"What’s the idea behind sacking CK Akonnor to bring in Kjetil Zachariassen and bringing in an assistant coach in the middle of a competition."

Kjetil Zachariassen should go immediately. Which player has he discovered? CK’s record is far better than his. The person who brought him [Kjetil Zachariassen] should pay the high price."
Akonnor nine months tenure with Asante Kotoko came to an abrupt ended after he was asked to be the Technical Director of the club, a decision he rejected.
He guided Asante Kotoko to reach the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup last year and also aided the Reds to beat Karela United in the Normalization Committee Special Competition Tier-1 final to book qualification for the 2019-20 CAF Champions League.