Clubs in the Ghanaian top division have largely failed to achieve consistency in the league as competition intensifies at the top of the table while others fight their way out of relegation dungeon.
The giants Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko shared the top spot on the ladder with 46 points apiece, with the Phobians only scoring one better goal.
The clubs have appointed coaches 44 times since the start of the season, with Hearts, Kotoko, AshantiGold, King Faisal, Aduana Stars and Inter Allies changing coaches more than 3 times. 15 of 18 Ghana Premier League sacked several coaches over the course of the season. Only WAFA, Ebusua Dwarfs and Techiman Eleven Wonders have not changed their technical bench since the campaign began.
Just like all of the other 18 clubs in the league, Hearts and Kotoko haven’t gotten a match with the results, which are in line with the technical bench.
Hearts of Oak, who are leaders after Matchday 26, have gone through four different technical hands, with Samuel Boadu being the fourth personality in a row.
Since taking office at the beginning of March, the former Medeama coach has won 7 out of 10 games, lost 2 and drawn 1.
Kotoko has now also deployed four coaches over the course of the season. The Porcupine Warriors sacked Maxwell Konadu after a painful loss to the Great Olympics at the Accra Sports Stadium. Johnson Smith was hired as an interim coach as the Kumasi giants were forced to appoint Abdulai Gazelle due to certification issues. The administration, led by Nana Yaw Amponsah, later appointed the Portuguese coach and former Ghanaian national coach Mariano Barreto, who has been responsible for the club since his appointment at the end of March.
The inconsistency at the top of the table regarding technical benches is a phenomenon that affects almost all clubs in the league.
Below is a list of the coaches who have managed the clubs technical affairs since the start of the season. The categorization is done according to club.
Edward Odoom, Kosta Papic, Samuel Nii Noi and Samuel Boadu
Maxwell Konadu, Abdulai Gazelle, Johnson Smith and Mariano Barreto
Samuel Boadu, Yaw Preko
Annor Walker, Yaw Preko and Annor Walker
Karela United FC
Karim Zito, Wilfred Dormon, Vladislav Viric
Dr. Prosper Ogum Narteh
WO Tandoh, Paa Kwesi Fabin, Asare Bediako
Milovan Cirkovic, Sarfo Castro, Romain Folz and Thomas Duah
Kassim Mingle Ocansey, Kwaku Danso
Legon Cities FC
Goran Barjaktarević, Bashir Hayford
Ernest Thompson Quartey
Michael Hesse Odamtten, Benjamin Asare Bediako, Seth Hoffmann
Greed Acheampong, Nii Odartey Lamptey
Slaviša Bozicic, Charles Frimpong Anokye, Nana Andy Sinason and Kasim Gokyildiz
Ignatius Osei Fosu
David Ocloo, Nana Andy Sinason
Dani Mujkanovic, Henrik Lehm Peters and Felix Aboagye
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