I decided to resign before start of WAFU tournament – Laryea Kingston

Kingston has revealed that he decided to resign even before the start of the ongoing WAFU Zone B Championship.

The former Hearts of Oak midfielder stepped down from his role as the head coach of the Black Starlets after his side lost 2-1 to Burkina Faso in their semifinal game on Saturday.

With the loss, Ghana will not play in the final and has also failed to qualify for the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) next year.

Speaking in his post-game press conference, Kingston stated that the decision to resign was made before the competition started irrespective of the outcome of the tournament.

“The investment I put in myself (as a coach) [is] all because I want to change something in Ghana football. For me, for these six, or seven months, I have given my all, I’ve done my part. As a technical person, as a coach, I have done my part,” he added.

“After we came back from Russia (pre-WAFU tournament), that’s when I decided that whether we win, we qualify, I’m moving on. So in this case I’m resigning after this tournament as Under 17 Coach. I’ve made that decision already before the tournament started,” he added.

Meanwhile, the assistant coach of the team, Jacob Narteh will take charge of the 3rd and 4th place game against Nigeria on Tuesday.


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