Opoku Nti has stated that Mas-ud Didi Dramani still remains coach of the Porcupine Warriors, after the club informed him to proceed on leave.
The league champions have had a poor start to their title defence, winning two, losing three and drawing two in seven league games thus far and the most painful defeat was handed to them on match day 6 by their arch-rivals, Accra Hearts of Oak in Kumasi, hence called for the wrath of their fans on Mas-ud Didi for not been deploying the right tactics in recent times.
The board and management of Kotoko in response to the cry of the fans, asked Didi Dramani to proceed on a 4-month leave on Monday to enable him rest.
Although Kotoko have had secret talks, with the former Hearts of Oak coach, David Duncan, as a replacement for the two times Ghana Premier League winning coach, Opoku Nti insists that their head coach would return after his leave term.
‘The board took the decision to let Didi Dramani proceed on leave because he hasn’t gone on leave, since he took charge of the team and you could see he is tired,” he said.
‘His entire leave period has accumulated to the 120 days he has been told to rest and we don’t want a situation, whereby Kotoko would be sued by Didi because we never went go on leave.
‘He remains coach of Kotoko and is expected to return to the club, following his leave period.’
Meanwhile Michael Osei, the assistant coach of the club, has been asked to serve on an acting capacity, until, the former Black Maidens coach resumes from his leave.
However, Alllsports.com.gh can confirm that Kotoko have parted ways with Didi Dramani and will not return to the club as the head coach.
He was appointed coach of Kotoko in 2012 and has guided the club to two Premier league and and FA Cup titles; so became the first coach to win a double of FA Cup and League titles for the Porcupine Warriors, but he is yet to make an impact in the Africa Inter-clubs competition.
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