German coach Rainer Kraft leaves GPL club Accra Lions

German coach Rainer Kraft has parted ways with Ghana Premier League club Accra Lions six matches into the season.

Kraft who guided Lions to the top-flight for the first time has left due to personal reasons and will return to his native country.

Assistant James Francis has been named as caretaker coach.

“Rainer Kraft had a very successful spell in his two years as Head Coach of Accra Lions Football Club that was crowned with winning the Division One Championship and gaining the Ghana Premier League promotion this year,” Nana Obiri Yeboah, CEO of Accra Lions said.

“We are very grateful for everything he has done to develop our club forward and wish him well for the future.”

Kraft, 59, was hugely successful in his spell at the Abokobi-based team after supervising 124 matches resulting in 83 victories, drawing 25 games while suffering 16 defeats.

He is credited from honing the talent of some of the young players at club who have played some beautiful football since the start of the season in the Ghana Premier League.

Kraft was in charge when he helped the club to win the tough Zone Three of the Division One Championship that secured their promotion to the top-flight last season.

Accra Lions are 11th on the table after six games.


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