Asante Kotoko are considering terminating the contract of Norwegian coach Kjetil Zachariassen after failing to qualify for the CAF Champions League, according to several reports.
Reports suggest that the management of Kotoko are currently looking for possible replacements if they decide to sack Zachariassen.
Kjetil Zachariassen joined the Porcupines on a three-year deal replacing CK Akonnor who had his contract terminated weeks after winning the Special Competition tier-one cup with the club.
A portion of Zachariassen’s contract reads “Kjetil Zachariassen’s contract would see him through the 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons, and he is expected to lead the Porcupines to the group stage of the Champions League in the first season.
“The second-year should also see him qualify the team for the Champions League again with the target of a semi-final berth.
“The Champions League qualification is also expected the following year, this time around with a place in the final on the cards.
“The Porcupines would take solace in three CAF Confederation Cup campaigns within Kjetil Zachariassen’s three-year period should they fail to make the Champions League mark.”
“The club, however, expects to win at least one of the three competitions within the period of the relationship with the coach.”
Following their 3-0 loss against Etoile du Sahel on Sunday, Asante Kotoko have been relegated to the CAF Confederation Cup. They will know their playoffs opponent on October 9th.