Berekum Chelsea: Nana Kwame Nketiah insists Steve Pollack’s absence isn’t the Cause of club’s ”declined form”


Berekum Chelsea managed a 1-1 draw with Inter Allies at the Golden City Park in the week 21 fixture of the Ghana Premier League.

Despite winning only once in their last seven matches, club Chief Executive Officer, Nana Kwame Nketiah has failed to attribute the dip in form to the absence of their former coach Steve Pollack.

The English trainer left the Berekum based club to take the interim job of Asante Kotoko till the end of the 2016/2017 league season.

‘’Against Dwarfs we scored a second goal after we equalized but it was disallowed by the referee. We were awarded a penalty but our player failed to score. Is that the work of the coach? Before inter allies’ striker scored yesterday, he pulled down the shirt of Nicholas Opoku but the referees where confused as to who to award the foul because the center referee was expecting the linesman to flash his flag.

When these happen I don’t blame coaches. If there was success during Pollack’s time only God knew the reason, they are the same players, the same training only two of them were absent; Sarfo and one other player ‘’, he said.

‘’Pollack’s absence though might have some effect but I don’t think that is the reason because we completed last season scoring three, four against some teams. Should we say he had no capabilities after ensuring the team survived when we lost our head coach last season before Steve Pollack arrived? The difference is that there has been a reduction in the number of players, from fifty to twenty six.

‘’Pollack used to train with one set of players in the morning and another set of players in the evening after which Fabio not sure of the name though makes selection for matches from both set. We thought that would help the club but it didn’t so [Pollack] absence is not the cause’’, Nana Kwame added.

Berekum Chelsea will be travelling to the Accra Sports Stadium in their next fixture which is on Wednesday.

A match which looks crucial for both sides as Hearts of Oak look forward to get back to winning ways after losing two in a row also Berekum Chelsea will be hoping to end their winless streak.

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