Abubakar confirms departure from Aduana

Author: Bernard Neequaye
Yusif Abubakar led Aduana to the Premier League and Super Cup triumphs during his 21-month spell with the club

Former Aduana Stars coach, Yusif Abubakar, says he is open to a move to a different club after parting ways with the Zylofon Ghana Premier League champions.

Coach Abubakar confirmed to Graphic Sports Online on Wednesday, July 11 that he had quit Aduana after almost two years in charge and just days ahead of their CAF Confederations Cup tie with Vita club of DR Congo at the Nana Agyemang Badu II park. 

However, he dismissed rumours that he was sacked by the club, insisting both parties held talks and decided to go their separate ways.

Abubakar  -- the 2017 SWAG Coach of the Year award and winner of the Coach of the Year prize the Ghana Football Awards on July 8 -- refused to disclose his new destination but said he was open to any favourable offer from suitors.

"There was a mutual agreement with Aduana to allow both parties to go their separate ways, but I was not dismissed as people are saying.

"I am open to a new club when the offer comes and it's favourable. "As a coach, you must always be ready for a new adventure when the times come and I am waiting for that opportunity," Abubakar told Graphic Sports Online.

The timing of Abubakar's split from the side he led  to their second Premier League title last season comes as a big surprise, especially as Dormaa-Ahenkro side are preparing to play host to Vita of DR Congo in a crunch Group A encounter on July 18.  

The Ghana champions are lying last on the Group A log with just one point from two games and need a win against group leaders Vita Club (four points from two matches) to revive their continental campaign.