Another door closes for hapless Loga
ANOTHER door has closed for Zdravko Logarusic, just days after he was axed from his job as Warriors coach, after one of his potential Ghanaian employers turned to a local coach.
The Croatian coach was sacked by ZIFA, last week after a miserable time in charge of the Warriors in which he won just one of his 14 matches.
He was replaced by the national team’s former captain, Norman Mapeza.
Loga had targeted a return to one of his old jobs, at Ghanaian powerhouse Asante Kotoko, where he spent only four months, before being forced out, after a string of poor results. In April this year, the Croatian coach revealed his felt he still had some unfinished business at Kotoko.
“Maybe in the future, when I am free and if the position is open, why not?” Loga told Kumasi-based Ashh FM.
“Asante Kotoko is a big name and if the situation is right, then sure. I was expecting to be Kotoko coach in 2011, 2012 or even 2013 because of the results I produced in Ghana (with King Faisal and AshantiGold) but nothing came and then from nowhere in 2017, opportunity opened up for me to coach the club.
“This means in our job, we always have our suitcases packed, ready to go because you never know when an opportunity will open up.’’
But, just days after he was sacked by ZIFA, Loga watched from a distance as Kotoko filled the vacant coaching position by appointing Prosper Nartey Ogum, on a two-year contract.
He replaced Portuguese coach Mariano Barreto.
“In the modern game, teams that play nice football put the ball on the turf and build up from the goalkeeper until they score,’’ Ogum told Ghanaian media.
‘‘That system has its designed training and that’s what I’ve carefully mastered and teach my players everywhere I go.
“I want Kotoko to play a beautiful game that would please everyone, who watches the team at training, and in games. I want Kotoko to win trophies in my time here as head coach.
“I want the team to be disciplined, in an unprecedented way, that the players would respect themselves, the supporters, and management. And, all these people also respect the players back so the players would know they’re important and give their best at training and in game.
“I want to be remembered as the coach who came and established a strong, sound youth team for Kotoko, a coach who came and changed the style of play of Kotoko and a coach who came and won trophies for Kotoko.’’ — Sports Reporter/Ghanasoccernet/africatopsports.com
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