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Hearts terminate contract with Kenichi Yatsuhashi

Accra Hearts of Oak have announced parting ways with head coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi by mutual consent.

An official statement announcing the decision said the Japanese-American requested for “a 25-day leave of absence to attend a coaching course out of the country. In that request, he gave the club the option to mutually terminate if it finds his other option of leaving his position vacant till he comes is unacceptable.”

The statement signed by Hackman Aidoo, the club’s Administrative Manager also said: “After a careful assessment of the options given by the coach, the Board of Directors concluded that it would be too risky to leave the club without a head coach for the length of time and the number of matches (5) that Kenichi would be away. The club therefore decided to take the option of mutual termination and find a substantive replacement immediately.

“The club wish to assure all supporters and the general public that appropriate plans have been put in place for a replacement and an official announcement would be made in the coming days.”

It has been public knowledge that coach Kenichi has been in an edgy relationship with his employers, management especially, in recent weeks.

Kenichi guided the Phobians to finish fourth at the end of the first round of the 2015/16 Ghana Premier League with 26 points – two behind leaders Wa All Stars.

 

Below is the full statement on Kenichi’s exit:

PRESS RELEASE

HEARTS OF OAK PART WAYS WITH COACH KENICHI YATSHUASHI BY MUTUAL CONSENT

The management of Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club Limited wishes to inform the general public and its supporters that it has accepted an option from coach Kenichi for a mutual termination of the Technical Services Contract to enable him attend a coaching course abroad.

The club received a request from Kenichi for a 25-day leave of absence to attend a coaching course out of the country. In that request, he gave the club the option to mutually terminate if it finds his other option of leaving his position vacant till he comes is unacceptable.

After a careful assessment of the options given by the coach, the Board of Directors concluded that it would be too risky to leave the club without a head coach for the length of time and the number of matches (5) that Kenichi would be away. The club therefore decided to take the option of mutual termination and find a substantive replacement immediately.

The club wish to assure all supporters and the general public that appropriate plans have been put in place for a replacement and an official announcement would be made in the coming days.

Again management would want to assure all that it is continuing to develop and position the club to be the most successful sports brand not only domestically but continentally and would continue to act in the best interest of the club always.

Still, Never Say Die until the bones are rotten.

Signed.

HACKMAN AIDOO

(ACCOUNT/ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER)

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