A visiting ex-coach of Ghana’s Sekondi Hassacas FC told players that their losing matches are over.
Coach Kobina Amissa, who was invited assess the team’s future, through the team’s technical director, Clarence Lee Chea, arrived last Saturday afternoon and was rushed to Fatu’s third round engagement with Monrovia Breweries.
Coach Amissa told the players at the end of the grueling 2-0 loss to Monrovia Breweries in their 3rd round league match that only exceptional players are encouraged by their coaches to dribble.
“What do you do when you have a ball and you are being challenged by an opponent and your team-mate is free?” he asked the players as disappointment filled their faces.
In a chorus, they replied, “You pass the ball to the team-mate.”
Coach Amissa said football is an easy game, indicating that what he had observed the players trying to dribble their opponents when all they needed was to pass the ball to their team-mates.
Coach Amissa told journalists that he would be returning to Ghana today, Monday, November 4 to be back in Liberia in a few days time.
He told the players the importance of discipline and encouraged them to dream about victories against their future opponents.
The team’s Board Chairman, Pennoh Bestman told the Daily Observer that Coach Amissa would be taking over the team.
“We are rebuilding the team,” Bestman said, “We’ve acquired goalkeeper Mulbah Urey and we are bringing in more players.”
Fatu FC lost 5-1 and 2-0 to Oilers and Invincible Eleven respectively in their first and second round matches and their 4th match is against Keitrace FC on Wednesday at the Blue Field in Monrovia.