Kotoko Sack Polack

2017 FA Cup champions Asante Kotoko have relieved coach Steven Polack of his duties barely a day after the club returned from an unsuccessful trip to Congo in the CAF Confederation Cup.

The fortunes of the club were ruined by penalty misses, which caused its exit from the continent’s second-tier club competition at the expense of Congo’s CARA-Brazzaville.

The playing body as well as technical team returned to Ghana on Thursday.

But in a brief statement on Friday, the club said management has relieved the Englishman of his role as Head Coach of the club “effective immediately”.

“We wish him well in his future endeavour and we assure our teeming fans of our continuous dedication to ensuring the club consolidate gains while charting new fruitful courses,” concluded the statement signed by Director of Communications Obed Acheampong.

The announcement comes barely 24 hours after Asante Kotoko’s archrivals Hearts of Oak also parted ways with first team coach Frank Elliot Nuttal.

Both decisions come a few days to the start of the 2017/2018 Ghana Premier League.

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