Aduana Stars struggled on the field of play to mathematically crush out of the CAF Confederations cup competition in a 2-0 home defeat against ASEC Mimosas, but assistant coach W. O. Tandoh refuses to blame it on the rocky relationship between the coaching staff.
At a technical meeting at the club, head coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi at a point, branded his assistant coach W. O. Tandoh as a “stupid man”, but the latter has refused to fan the flames by narrowing the comments to a mere cultural differences.
Tandoh, who according to reports, is wanted out by Kenichi, admitted in an interview with FOX 97.9 that his boss made the said comments, but lessened it by saying ‘Kenichi’s understanding of such comments per his cultural background differs from how the comment means in Ghanaian culture and should not be taken serious’ .
“How we (Ghanaians) understand such words differs from the foreigners”, Tandoh began. ” We were having a technical meeting and he (Kenichi) asked a question that, between a 5-year old child and an adult who can learn a new language faster? I answered by tipping the child, then he said “stupid”, Tandoh narrated to FOX 97.9 FM.
He further explained why the comments by the American born Japanese trainer should not be taken serious or offensive.
” To me it’s not something I see to be an insult because, per his native language, those small words are not abhorrent to them so that’s how I see it”, W. O. Tandoh explained.
Asked whether he is happy working under Kenichi just as he was under Aduana Stars immediate past coach Yusif Abubakar, Tandoh answered in affirmation, but clarifies that he is not in Dormaa for Kenichi’s sake but for the sake of Aduana.
Despite one more match left against Raja Casablanca in Morocco, the Dormaa based club are already out of the CAF confederations cup group stage after bowing to a 2-0 home defeat to ASEC Mimosas of Abidjan last Sunday.
STORY: BY STEPHEN TETTEH ( CONTINENTAL)
SOURCE: FOX 97.9 FM