Ghana Premier League side Bechem United have told their head coach Manuel Zacharia to step aside over what they termed as ‘unprofessional behaviour’ on the part of the coach.
According to a letter sent to the coach and signed by the club’s bankroller Kingsley Owusu-Achau, the club feels that the coach doesn’t have the temperament to help the club avoid the drop zone after the Portuguese trainer entered into a sore argument with the club’s team manager over issues concerning his girlfriend.
“We would like to notify you of our decision that you immediately step aside from all activities of Bechem United. This includes but not limited to training the players, handling technical direction for matches, team selection and sitting in the technical area matches.
“Bechem United is currently fighting a serious battle to avoid relegation from the premier league. We do not think that you have the temperament or the mindedness to help our club avoid the drop. Certain tensions between you and some officials of the club have left us with no other option. For instance the raging tension between you and the team manager over issues concerning your partner/girlfriend is totally unacceptable. Your insistence on taking your partner/girlfriend to WA and the decision not to travel with the team Bus against management’s directive is also unacceptable.
“The arguments that ensued in Wa before our match with All Stars regarding your partner/girlfriend going to the stadium in the team bus is at best unprofessional.
“We can’t find a solution to these issues between you, your partner/girlfriend and the team while we are deeply involved in a relegation dogfight.”
Bechem United are 15 on the league table with 26 points.