Aduana Stars have mutually parted ways with Coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi after failing to qualify to the semi-finals of the CAF Confederation Cup following a 0-6 humiliation by Raja Casablanca last week.
On Tuesday, September 4, the CEO of the club, Mr Albert Aryeetey Commey, told the Graphic Sports Online that the Japanese trainer was only contracted to guide the team through the last four Confederation Cup matches, hence the decision to end the relationship afterwards.
According to him, management was working around the clock to secure Kenichi’s ticket to enable him to leave for his native country together with his wife, who had been with the coach since he joined the club.
“Management has taken a decision to let him go because his contract was to work till the end of the Confederation Cup. We have no plans to extend the contract so we have decided to let him go. Right now we are working on his ticket so that he can leave,” Mr Commey said.
On the next move for the club, Mr Commey revealed that management would soon begin a search for a new coach to handle the team when it returns from a one-month break.
“The players are on break for one month but we will start looking for a new coach soon to take charge when they resume,” he said.
On the lessons learnt from Africa, Mr Commey said: “Going to Africa is a very good experience for us, both as a club and as individuals because football is dynamic and even if you have been to Africa twice or thrice, this one is different.
“Every year there are changes and new challenges in the competition so I will say that it has given us a lot of new lessons. It has also given the players some experience because the euphoria of playing on that platform alone is very good,” he noted.