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The end: Kotoko, Mariano Barreto mutually terminate contract

Asante Kotoko head coach Mariano Barreto has signed a termination with the club after a fruitful negotiations with the management led by Nana Yaw Amponsah on Friday.

The Ghanaian giants have been holding talks with the 64-year-old trainer for a possible contract abrogation after the end of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League season.

According to Kumasi based Nhyira FM, Barreto has reached an agreement with the Kumasi-based club to abrogate his two-year contract after just six months.

Barreto was appointed in March 2021 replacing Maxwell Konadu who was sacked in December 2020 after just five matches into the season.

Barreto returned to Ghana football almost 15 years after abandoning the national team midway into the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for Portuguese topflight outfit Maritimo.

He guided Asante Kotoko to finish second place on the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League log with 57 points.

Kickgh.com understands that Asante Kotoko have already reached an agreement with West African Football Academy SC head coach Prosper Narteh Ogum to takeover as the new coach ahead of the 2021/22 season’s campaign.

Credit: Nhyira FM

 

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