Sports News Mon, 26 Feb 2018

Alhaji Grunsah defends Steve Polack; blames Kotoko management for woes

Bankroller of King Faisal Babies Alhaji Karim Grunsah has leapt to the defense of Steve Polack following the Englishman's sacking from Asante Kotoko.

The former Berekum Chelsea coach was relieved off his as Asante Kotoko head coach after a poor run of form ahead of the 2017-18 Ghana Premier League season set for kick-off on March 3.

The Reds failed to lift the GHALCA G8 tournament as well as the Super Cup against Aduana Stars, and have been booted out from the CAF Confederation Cup.

The Kumasi-based giants lost 7-6 on penalties to Congolese side CARA Brazzaville following a 1-1 aggregate score line after regulation time.

But according to the outspoken chairman of King Faisal Babies, the predicament of the club was not entirely the fault of Polack as he claimed management was equally responsible for their woes, hence deserved to face the gauntlet as well.

“I remember that before the first leg in Kumasi, the CEO promised Ghanaian that they will deliver the trophy, what did he see before saying? It shows the confidence level he had in his team, so if they have failed I believe the management should equally take the blame,” Grunsah told Happy FM’s Ohene Bampoe Brenya.

“Football is such a way that only a coach fails but not management. I don't think the coach should have been blamed for this at all. Do the management also not aware that they have also failed.”

Kotoko have replaced Polack with former Black Starlets coach Samuel Paa Kwesi Fabin after handing him a one-year contract, with the option to extend it.
Source: ghanasoccernet.com
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