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My announcement was clear – Laryea Kingston to GFA over discontent regarding his resignation


Former coach of Ghana’s U17 team, Laryea Kingston, has addressed the Ghana Football Association (GFA) regarding the circumstances of his resignation.

Following Ghana’s defeat to Burkina Faso in the WAFU Zone B U-17 Championship, Kingston announced his decision to step down during a press conference on Saturday, May 25.

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In response, the GFA issued a statement on Sunday, May 26, accepting Kingston’s resignation but condemning his actions.

“Coach Kingston announced to the players and the coaching staff that he has resigned. Coach Kingston also got off the Team Bus whilst the team was on its way to the Team Hotel.

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He failed to attend the Team’s evening meeting with the Management Committee and has since not reported at the Team Hotel,” portions of the GFA statement read.

Addressing concerns about his conduct of abandoning the team bus, Laryea Kingston explained that the announcement of his resignation was made clear and without ambiguity.

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He also took responsibility for the team’s failure to qualify for the U17 AFCON.

“Concerning any other issue about my personal conduct, with suggestions that I abandoned the team following last Saturday’s semi-final defeat to Burkina Faso, I state unmistakably, that my announcement during the post-match press conference was without ambiguity that my role as coach with the team ends after the tournament,” Kingston stated.

The ex-player apologized to the GFA President, Exco, and all affected parties for any inconvenience his decision to resign has caused.

“To the President and the Exco, I also want to unreservedly and sincerely apologize for any misunderstanding, inconvenience and embarrassment my decision to announce my resignation last Saturday caused.”

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