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Medeama director takes swipe at coach Hayford for poor start

Published on: 21 October 2011

By Ameenu Shardow

The stuttering start of Medeama SC in the Premier League is purely the fault of Coach Bashir Hayford, club director Desmond Frimpong-Manso says.

The pre-season favourites for the league title have lost both of its opening fixtures which now put their title ambitions in great doubt.

Hayford was asked by the club to proceed on a month-long leave following their opening day home loss to Wa All Stars of which Frimpong-Manso has blamed on the poor tactical dispensation of the ex Asante Kotoko coach.

“The first game we lost to Wa All Stars was purely the fault of the coach, everyone knows that so we don’t need to be hypocritical,” he told Accra-based Asempa FM.

“His selection on the day was very suspect and that is where we realized that perhaps he needs some rest hence the decision to make him proceed on leave because no doubt he is a good coach.”

Frimpong-Manso however insists the club will halt the downward trend and will start climbing the league log beginning with a weekend’s win against Liberty Professionals at the Essipong Stadium.

“We have unfortunately lost our first two games of the season but I am sure starting from this weekend’s game against Liberty, Medeama will start picking the maximum points,” he added.


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • Basaven says:
    October 21, 2011 09:19 am
    Frimpong manso when did u joined Medeama for you to know that the selection of the coach was suspect on match day one? Are the players who played on the day are they not Medeama players? you just want to say something to protect yourself. After all do you have a degree in that capacity as a director of Medeama? pls
  • dadaba gonshots says:
    October 21, 2011 07:08 pm
    Nyaa Man! What doeas he know? Am sure this FManso guy cannot even coach Brazil to win an inter Secondary School games. Nonsense! Coach Bash, You would get a National Team to coach, dont worry. And we would not pick any Medeama player.
  • Boateng Tarkwa supporter ( Medeama) says:
    October 22, 2011 04:08 am
    There is only one local coach who is current in coaching wit Pro License the others are ''ma try makwai'' they cannt study game and make changes when the game gets HOT. Mr Mose is for you shunn those call local coaches and club administrators. Medeama need a foreign coach to turn things around for us. Pls contact Kester to link the club best coach. Pls ope opion ll be consider. Director you and I know local coaches are the same. Berekum Chelsea saw and they art very fast other than that.........? Medeama fc problem is about but coaches. Other ll say some of local coaches are scoring is true but look at the way and manner they play. Sir, SC Medeama is big club now it need to be coach by a white man. Some of player dont respect our local coach. We all know that football is about displain and game plan '' what to do on feild of play when it get hot. I m say it again pls contact Kester for a foreign coach and let see what ll happen.
  • Tizoo says:
    October 22, 2011 11:22 am
    @Boateng: can u pls give us de name of de only local coach with de pro license?