Former Kotoko Coach accuses club CEO over contract termination saga
Veteran Ghanaian coach, Johnson Smith has accused Nana Yaw Amponsah, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Asante Kotoko of leaving him stranded in Kumasi following the termination of his contract.
Following the appointment of Prosper Narteh Ogum as the head coach of the club, the former Karela United boss was relieved off his duties as the assistant coach of the club.
David Ocloo and John Eduafo have been confirmed as the new assistant coaches for the club.
Speaking on his situation for the first time, the veteran gaffer revealed that he visited the club’s secretariat to mutually terminate his contract so that he can move on with his life but things didn’t work as he planned.
“I am stranded in Kumasi now,” Smith told Kumasi FM.
“I came to terminate my contract with Kotoko. I went to the secretariat but nobody was there to received me.
“I met only the accountant and he can’t terminate my contract and the chief executive officer is not picking my calls
“I have even called some board members including Ahaji Lamin and he said I should wait till tomorrow,” he added.
The Kotoko players and technical team are currently in Accra to continue with their pre-season tour ahead of the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League season. They will leave Accra on Thursday for their pre-season in Dubai.
Smith previously worked under Maxwell Konadu and he was named as the interim coach when Konadu was sacked in the first round of Ghana Premier League last season.