Kotoko suspend coach Dramani

DrmLEAGUE champions Kumasi Asante Kotoko have officially suspended the services of head coach Mas-Ud Didi Dramani after an emergency board meeting last Monday.

In a letter seen by Goal Ghana dated February 16, 2015 and signed by board secretary, Ishmael Boachie, the body has asked the head coach to proceed on his accumulated 120-day leave with effect from Frebruary 17.

“As you are very much aware, you are entitled to a 120 days vacation (One Hundred and Twenty) covering the period 1st August 2012 to 31st July 2014,” the letter read in part.

“This effectively brings his tenure at the club to an end after almost three seasons,” a statement on the club’s website said.

The former Black Maidens coach is alleged to have lost his dressing room which has affected the club immensely this season. Kotoko lie 10th on this season’s league log after losing three matches out of seven games with eight points.

Dramani won two Premier League titles and one FA Cup trophy in his short spell with the Fabulous Club.

Meanwhile, David Duncan imminent appointment as new Kotoko coach has sharply divided the supporters’ front, GHANAsoccernet.com can reveal.

The ex-Hearts of Oak tactician is in line to replace Mas-Ud Dramani, who has been asked to proceed on leave following the side’s unflattering start to the new campaign.

Duncan, hugely touted as one of the country’s finest brains, is seen as an outsider for the top job.

Ex-Kotoko chief executive Jarvis Peprah accused him of harbouring an unbridled hatred for the club during his time at Hearts of Oak.

He came under fire for claiming appointments of national team coaches were not based on merit but on ‘political’ grounds.

His claim that ONLY Kotoko coaches were engaged for the various national teams is one of the reasons some are kicking against his employment.

While others see him as the man with the right attitude to stem the tide, those pushing against his appointment are questioning his commitment and loyalty to the record Ghanaian League title holders.

The former Ashantigold trainer has held advanced negotiations with the Kumasi-based side and will sign the dotted lines once both parties are satisfied with the agreement.

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