Hayford ready to quit Ashanti Gold

Ashanti Gold head coach Bashir Hayford says he would not mind leaving the club if asked to do so, following their faltering start to the season.

The reigning league champions have endured a disappointing campaign, having won one, drawn four and lost two of seven games in the topflight, including a 5-1 humiliation at the hands of Liberty Professionals on matchday six.

The Obuasi-based side also suffered a preliminary round exit in the Caf Champions League to Algerian side MO Bejaia, having also been knocked out of the FA Cup by lower division outfit Asokwa Deportivo on Thursday.

“Leaving Ashgold is not a problem for me,” Hayford told NhyiraFM.

“I don’t care. If I am told to leave my post today, I will gladly walk away. Already, I have a lot before me and will continue with my other works.

“My wife is delaying my exit from the club. She doesn’t want me succumb to the pressure from fans, but I will leave immediately if I am told to pack out.

“Sometimes, fans put pressure on coaches due to bad results, and I see these things are normal in the game. I am ready to quit.”

Hayford led the Miners to victory in the 2014-15 Ghana Premier League following a 19-year drought, but his side currently find themselves on 13th position on the standings this season, two points better than bottom-placed Ebusua Dwarfs.

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