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Ghana Premier League side, Accra Hearts of Oak have confirmed the sacking of coach Kim Grant with immediate effect.
The club didn't give a lot of details about why they have terminated Grant's contract with only one game played in the ongoing season but it has been suggested in some quarters that Grant may not have the necessary coaching Licence to manage the former Premier League champions.
The Ghana Football Association earlier this month released of a list of Ghanaian coaches who have attained the highest certificate in coaching on the African continent, CAF License A.
The list which is made up of seventy coaches includes established names like Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah, Maxwell Konadu, Paa Kwesi Fabin, Abedi Pele among others.
The announcement was part of the FA’s commitment to implement in strict terms some sections of the club licensing policy that it adopted seven years ago.
The Hearts of Oak coach and Technical Director is the biggest casualty of the decision by the Premier League Committee which is headed by the experienced MND Jawula.
Kim Grant’s name was conspicuously missing from the list and it has been confirmed that the former Black Stars striker does not have a CAF License A certificate or its equivalent.
Unofficial reports at the time indicated that the coach has undertaken the UEFA Pro License course which qualifies him to be on the bench of Hearts but the certificate is yet to be issued.
The PRO of the club debunked reports Grant was unfit to lead the club and vowed to produce his certificate the next day but more than three weeks after the declaration, Opare Addo could not confirm if Grant was eligible the coach in the top flight.
Aside the coaching licence, Ghanaweb has learned the club did not see Grant as the man to lead the club forward and his future was sealed when the Phobians lost their first home game of the season to Berekum Chelsea at the Accra Sports stadium last Sunday.
Accra Hearts of Oak and Director of Football Kim Grant have parted ways. Edward Nii Odoom takes over with immediate effect as the head coach. The club would like to ask for continuous support for Coach Odoom and we wish Coach Grant the very best in his future endeavours. pic.twitter.com/XmuTF8EQML— Phobians (@HeartsOfOakGH) December 31, 2019
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