Ashanti Gold defender Nafiu backs manager to succeed

Ashanti Gold defender Awudu Nafiu says his coach Bashir Hayford has total control over the dressing room and must not be singled out as the cause of their poor start to their title defence of the Ghana Premier League.

The Miners sit on 13th position after losing two games and sharing the spoils four times in the campaign so far. They have also been knocked out of the FA Cup by second-tier side Asokwa Deportivo, which has fuelled calls for the removal of the coach.

“The coach should not be blamed for our poor performance. No one should blame him because he is the same coach who led us to win the league last season,” Nafiu toldFootballmadeinghana.

“The supporters should have patience since things will change very soon. The players still have faith in the coach.

“There is nothing like a fight between the old and new players. There is no player mutiny, but the problem is cohesion. The old and new players are now gelling together and we will start winning games again,” he added.

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