The management of Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) has sacked Coach Cooper Sannah following the team’s 2-1 loss to Nimba United on Saturday at the Blue Field.
BYC president Sekou Konneh posted on social media “We thank Coach Sannah for the time and wish him all the best in his future endeavors. Meanwhile, Director Kojo will run the affair until a new person is appointed.”
President Konneh added that “Coach Sannah is one of the best young coaches in the country and that is why we went for him, but in the game of football coaches are fired not because they are not good; but if the results are not coming, the coach takes the blame. We will forever remember him for our third championship.”
Coach Sannah, 45, led the Go Blue Boys to three major competitions, including the CAF Champions League, CAF Confederation Cup and the Knockout Cup, but failed to get the needed results after the team was booted out of those competitions.
During his time with the club Coach Sannah always acknowledged the high level of support he received from the team’s management.
“The club’s management has done its part and the weight is now on the technical department of the team to get the needed results,” Coach Sannah said during a pre-match press conference before their return match against Ferroviario De Beria in the CAF Champions’ League group stage qualification.
Coach Sannah only managed to secure a win and a draw out of his last five matches for the club, but some sports followers believe that the decision to sack the coach was abrupt, because the players might have experienced fatigue due to the many matches they have played, while others welcomed the decision adding that the coach lacks the managerial skills to manage the huge number of talented players on the team.