While some fans of Kumasi Asante Kotoko are waiting patiently to hear that the coach of the club, Kjetil Zachariassen has been sacked, the CEO of the club, George Amoako has indicated that coach has what it takes to coach the club.
There have been reports in the media that Zachariassen does not have the right certificate or license to coach the club. According to the report, CAF was expected to request for the certificate of the coach especially after the appointment of Johnson Smith as the Assistant Coach of the club.
Also, after Kotoko’s elimination from the CAF Champions League, some fans believe he lacks the technical ability to lead the team.
However, Amoako in an interview on Fox FM in Kumasi has said the coach has the right license to sit in the dugout of the Porcupine Warriors.
“It is not true that Kjetil Zachariassen does not have a certificate, it is not true,” he said on FOX FM, Modern Ghana reports.
“Let me explain this certificate issue. The coach produced a licence from Norway, all that we needed to do was to send this licence to CAF to state its equivalence in CAF licence A or UEFA licence B.
“We did just that and CAF said let’s give him a provisional licence for him to do his work, because based on his CV and everything, it could, they (CAF) could not come clear, it could be equivalent to licence A of CAF or UEFA. So he’s been granted a provisional licence to coach and once that is given him you have no other alternative.
“So after that, they will still have to look at the equivalence, once he’s coaching it’s provisional given him for one year. It’s up for him to regularise it, just regularise it to meet the standard or top it up, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t have the license”, he delineated.
by: Nana Asabere