Kumasi Asante Kotoko have on Monday, February 8, 2021 notified the Ghana Football Association of the confirmation of the appointment of Coach Abdulai Gazale, a CAF License “A” holder as the substantive head coach of the club.
Following the departure of Maxwell Konadu, the league leaders and CAF Confederation Cup campaigners had informed the Association that Coach Abdulai Gazale has been appointed in an Acting capacity until a substantive one is appointed.
Under the Duty To Notify requirement by clubs and the Club Licensing Process, Asante Kotoko SC notified the GFA of the interim appointment of Abdulai Gazale and Johnson Smith as head coach and assistant respectively for a 30 day period on December 22, 2020.
On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, the club was reminded of the expiry of the interim appointment and the need to confirm a substantive appointment on or before the January 22, 2021 by the Association or risk being sanctioned.
Accordingly, the club has confirmed the appointment of Abdulai Gazale as the head coach for both their domestic and continental competitions for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.
The club has however been asked to furnish the GFA with the contractual documents of this appointment in line with the club licensing regulations.
The GFA wishes to use this opportunity to also remind all clubs who made interim appointments within the season to ensure the appointment of a substantive coach within the 30 days grace period or face sanctions.
Coach Abdulai Gazale hails from Tamale and is a former sports teacher at Ghana Senior High School (Ghanasco).
He is also a former coach of Guan United (now Tamale City), a division one league team in Tamale competing in zone one of Ghana’s second tier league.
He joined Kotoko at the beginning of the season as assistant to Maxwell Konadu who was later sacked.