Kenichi unsure of future after Ghalca G6 debacle

Hearts of Oak coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi has confirmed he was tasked with winning the 2016 Ghalca G6 tournament or face the sack, admitting that his future has consequently been thrown in doubt after his team failed to progress from the group phase.

The 46-year-old Japanese was appointed last October amid concerns about his lack of experience at top level.

“G6 tournament is a competition that I was tasked to win or be sacked,” Kenichi confirmed in a blogpost.

“My job is always on the line, so there is nothing different there. At this moment of writing this blog, I am still coaching Accra Hearts of Oak, but never know about tomorrow. That is the life of coaches at professional clubs.

“G6 was very productive for us in many ways. [First], we played well and almost won, but drew [the first] game 0-0 and lost [the second] game by 1-0. [Second], we were able to use almost everyone on our squad.

“We have many good players, so it is important for us that they play.”

A 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Wafa preceded back-to-back 3-0 and 2-0 defeats to Libyan side Ahli Tripoli in their training tour to the North African country ahead of the G6 tournament.

The Phobians, who finished last season on a disappointing 13th position, are leaving no stone unturned to get back to winning ways.

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