Ashgold part ways with Danish coach

BY: Samuel Ebo Kwaitoo
John Christensen
John Christensen

Four-time Ghana Premier League champions, Ashantigold, have terminated their contract with Danish coach, John Christensen, by mutual consent.

Confirming the latest development in an interview with the Daily Graphic yesterday, the CEO of Ashgold, Mr Frederick Acheampong, explained that the club took the decision due to the absence of  organised football activities in the country currently.

“We wanted to suspend the contract due to the absence of the league but he suggested we cancel the contract entirely,” he revealed.
Mr Acheampong said the coach’s continuous stay in the country was a drain on the club, especially when there had not been any competition since June.

He, however, stated that though it was a difficult decision, the coach understood the position of the Ashgold management under the circumstance.

Coach Christensen spent eight months out of his one-and-a half-year contract with the Miners and was willing to going the full length of his contract but for the suspension of the  elite league.

The Ashgold CEO disclosed that in the absence of the expatriate coach, junior team coaches —Svetislav Tanasijevic from Serbia and Yakubu Mambo — would hold the fort.

Christensen, who was gradually building a strong bond with both players and the management, is expected to fly back to Denmark tomorrow.

But according to Mr Acheampong, Christensen would be consulted for technical assistance as and when necessary.