Ghana Premier League outfit, Asante Kotoko have confirmed the appointment of the Abdul Gazale as the club new head coach.
The Porcupine Warriors have been without a substantive coach following the departure of Maxwell Konadu in December 2020.
Johnson Smith was named as the interim coach for the. Smith has been able to steer the club to record some impressive results guiding the club to the summit following their 2-0 win against Karela United on Sunday.
However, the Ghana Football Association gave teh club a grace period of 30 days to search for a new gaffer who has a License A certificate.
The has appoint Gazale, who is part of the club’s technical team as the new coach of the club.
Below is the full statement by the FA.
Asante Kotoko have today, February 8, 2021, notified the Ghana Football Association of the confirmation of the appointment of Coach Abdul Gazale, a CAF License “A” holder as the substantive head coach of the club.
Following the mutual termination of the agreement between Asante Kotoko SC and former Head Coach Maxwell Konadu, the league leaders and CAF Confederation Cup campaigners informed the Association that Coach Abdul Gazale has been appointed in an Acting Head Coach capacity until a substantive one is appointed.
Under the Duty To Notify requirement by clubs and the Club Licensing Process, Asante Kotoko SC notified the GFA of the interim appointment of Abdul Gazale and Johnson Smith as head coach and assistant respectively for a 30 day period on December 22, 2020.
On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, the club was reminded of the expiry of the interim appointment and the need to confirm a substantive appointment on or before January 22, 2021, by the Association or risk being sanctioned.
Accordingly, the club has confirmed the appointment of Abdul Gazale as the head coach for both their domestic and continental competitions for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.
The club has however been asked to furnish the GFA with the contractual documents of this appointment in line with the club licensing regulations.
The GFA wishes to use this opportunity to also remind all clubs who made interim appointments within the season to ensure the appointment of a substantive coach within the 30 days grace period or face sanctions.
Source: Modern Ghana