Coaches under pressure as GPL resumes

file photoThe Ghana Premier League resumes on Wednesday with a few coaches under pressure and Wa All Stars poised to continue their fine start to the season. Here is our preview of matchday eight of the Ghana Premier League.

The build up to the resumption of the Ghana Premier League has been dominated by feuds between coaches and their clubs.

Accra Hearts of Oak Kenichi Yatsuhashi has been called childish by his own chief executive. The Japanese also snubbed a meeting with the club owner because he thought it was ‘useless’ and has gone public with claims that players and technical staff are owed money.

All that will however be forgotten depending on what happens tomorrow against WAFA. Hearts have not won in their last three games including two in the league. If they return to winning ways, then Kenichi’s popularity base will expand even more. Anything less than that and those peeved by the events of this week will have more arsenal in what is proving to a major public spat against the Japanese.

Another man in need of a win to quell the pressure is AshantiGold coach Bashir Hayford. He has claimed the club’s poor form is because they owe players and dared them to pay him off and sack him if they think he is not good enough. It seems like years ago when they won the league title only last season. A poor run of form that has seen them pick up only seven points from the opening seven games means unless they begin to win against New Edubiase, then they will act.

Asante Kotoko stand-in coach Michael Osei will be keen to win for a different reason. Two wins in two since the sacking of David Duncan has calmed things in Kumasi but Kotoko have lost all their three away league games so far so he will be desperate to avoid a similar fate in Dawu when they play Dreams FC.

With many  jobs hanging on it, week eight of the Ghana Premier League should continue to provide the thrills that has made this season breath-taking already.

By TV3 Sports|Ghana

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