Ghana Premier League outfit “Elmina Sharks has with immediate effect, terminated the employment” of Coach Kobina Amissah.
Amissah masterminded the Elmina-based side’s qualification to the Ghanaian topflight last season. Almost midway into the season (June 2017), he was directed to proceed on a two-game break due to inconsistent results but was never recalled to his head coach position.
He was subsequently re-assigned as Technical Director to Elmina Sharks’ Football Academy and female team later in October. He went on to negotiate terms for the new role last month but has since dragged feet in signing the dotted lines.
Elmina Sharks cites the inconveniences caused by the undue delay by the experienced trainer in signing and assuming duties in his newly assigned role as reason which has prompted the club to decide that “the new offer is revoked, and the old contract terminated”
Meanwhile, Coach Kobina Amissah has in recent weeks been heavily linked with the job at Division One side Nzema Kotoko.
Elmina Sharks terminates appointment of Coach Amissah
Elmina Sharks Football Club has with immediate effect, terminated the employment of Mr. Kobina Amissah as a coach of the Elmina based Club.
A letter signed by the legal unit of Groupe Nduom, owners of the club stated among others that coach Amissah has close to a month been unable to sign a new agreed contract which sought to re-assign him to the enviable role of Technical Director of the Football Academy for Elmina Sharks FC and Sea Lions FC. Coach Amissah was served notice of the club’s decision to re-assign him to the role of Technical Director of clubs’ Football Academy in a letter dated October 25th, 2017.
After negotiations in January, he was given a new offer and he accepted the offer in principle, pending the determination of a request he made seeking an extension of the contract term from the offered one (1) year to five (5) years.
Coach Amissah was duly paid in January but has still not shown a commitment to his new role. With the contract of the new role unsigned, and noting the inconveniences being caused with the delay, the new offer is revoked, and the old contract terminated.
Richmond D. Keelson,
Groupe Nduom Corporate Affairs