Coach Stephen Frimpong Manso — Sacked
Coach Stephen Frimpong Manso — Sacked

Bofoakwa Tano sack coaches

The Head Coach of Bofoakwa Tano FC, Stephen Frimpong Manso, has become the latest coaching casualty in the ongoing betPawa Premier League after he was relieved of his position on Thursday, November 23, 2023.


He became the third coach to be shown the exit door after the management of Bibiani Goldstars asked their Head Coach, Michael Osei, to step aside early in the week after a poor run of results. Last week, Hearts of Oak parted ways with their Dutch trainer, Martinus Koopman, after a poor start to the season.

No official reasons were given for the dismissal of the Bofoakwa coach and his assistant, Isaac Kofi Sarfo, but the Sunyani-based side stated that the decision was in the best interest of the club.

“Bofoakwa Tano Football Club have by mutual agreement parted ways with First Team Head Coach, Stephen Frimpong Manso, and assistant coach,  Isaac Kofi Sarfo. This decision is made in the utmost interest of the club,” the statement said.

Mixed fortunes

Coach Manso, who took charge of the team before the start of the 2023/24 season, enjoyed an impressive start to the season, clinching two wins in the first three games and remaining unbeaten after seven matches.

His success earned him the NASCO Coach of the Month award for September. However, the team struggled to maintain their winning streak after a notable victory against Hearts on September 30, managing only four consecutive draws and a loss before securing another win against Nations FC on November 5 at the Sunyani Coronation Park.

Last Sunday, Bofoakwa played a scoreless draw with their Bono regional rivals, Nsoatreman FC, in Sunyani, with violence erupting after the match. In the ensuing chaos, Coach Maxwell Konadu of Nsoatreman FC was allegedly attacked by irate home fans and later hospitalised after sustaining injuries.

It led to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) immediately suspending the Coronation Park from hosting home matches for Bofoakwa, as investigations began to unravel the circumstances that led to the violence.

Bofoakwa are currently in sixth position on the league log with 16 points out of a possible 33. The 'Hunters' are yet to name successors to their dismissed coaches and have had their 12th-week clash with Dreams FC postponed as their opponents are involved in the CAF Confederation Cup group game this weekend.

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