Black Queens coach Edusei under fire for team's Olympic exit

Published on: 18 April 2011

Fred Crenstil, chairman of the Black Queens management committee, has launched a lack of competence attack on coach Anthony Edusei, blaming the trainer for supervising the team’s elimination from the Olympic Games qualifier by lowly Ethiopia.

The Hearts of Oak boss failed to give coach Edusei his backing for the future, a thinly veiled veiled threat of an imminent sacking.

Crentsil claims bad tactics from the coach resulted in the Queens exit from the qualifiers to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Queens scored once in each half but the Ethiopians pulled a goal back through Erehenia Zarga with five minutes to end the game 2-1.

The resulted on Saturday gifted the visitors a crucial march to the next stage on the wings of an away goal, with Crentsil saying the Ghana coach got his substitutions wrong.

"The first substitution that was done by the coach was a very bad decision. Taking off Portia Boakye was very wrong,” Crentsil said.

"You could see there was a very fine combination between Portia Boakye and Edem Atovor and taking her out cost the team. We lost from the bench."

"The understanding between the two players brought the first goal. The team has not done well and I thought bringing the young ones plus the experienced ones should have helped."

"The coach got it all wrong and we lost solely from the bench."

Touching on the way forward, Mr Crenstil said his committee will await the report of the Coach to decide on which way to go.

He will however not pre-empt if Coach Edusei who is yet to record a success story with the Queens will be fired saying "I do not want to predict that now."