Ashanti Gold Boss accuses new Kotoko coach Zachariassen of CV lies

Ashanti Gold Boss accuses new Kotoko coach Zachariassen of CV lies

The Chief Executive Officer of Ashanti Gold Fred Acheampong has alleged that new Asante Kotoko coach Kjetil Zachariassen’s CV is not truthful.

Zachariassen recently left AshGold to join Kotoko and it seems to have left Acheampong with a bitter taste.

''He is inconsistent and not a straightforward person so they have to be very careful. That’s my observation,'' Acheampong told Accra-based Asempa FM.

''I was not around but when I returned I heard had a meeting with Champion [Dr Kwaku Frimpong, the AshGold boss] he had coached WAC of Abidjan. Fortunately, I had returned from Abidjan as a CAF General Coordinator in a match involving WAC and had to opportunity to meet the club president. So I called him and he denied Zachariassen never coached at the club.”

''He had previously told Champion he was scout who was ready to help sell our players, but later he said he was the coach of WAC but when I inquired it wasn't the case some I have had my doubts from day one.''

In response to going ahead to hire the Norwegian despite the red flags, the CEO said the call was not his.

''Champion gave him the job out of sympathy because he [Zachariassen] complained his wife was not feeling well,” concluded Acheampong.

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