“I Have No Mandate And Contract” Says Kojo
Liberia Sit-In-Coach, Thomas Kojo says he has no specific mandate to qualify the National Football Team Lone Star to the finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Coach Kojo speaking to reporters after Liberia Lone Star’s 2-1 home win over Congo Brazzaville Tuesday said he had not been given a mandate to ensure that the National team qualifies for the Total 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The former Deputy National team coach said though he was given the task to manage the Lone Star in June, he was not told a specific objective by those that appointed him.
“The Problem is, if you give a coach a job, you should give him an objective for the competition. What is our objective? Are we in this competition to qualify or we want to just participate in the competition?” Remarked Kojo when he spoke to reporters at the SKD News Conference Room.
He said because he wasn’t given a mandate, he is using his own idea in managing the national team in the qualifier.
Coach Kojo further said, “I have come with my own idea because the LFA did not give me a mandate. Looking at the results and table, anything that happens it’s a bonus for us”
The Lone Star Coach queried the Sporting Press on why they are not asking the Liberia Football Association and the Youth and Sports Ministry about his contract.
He said he’s not even being given a contract but is doing the job because he was asked to.
“I don’t have a contract. I haven’t been paid since June for what I’m doing” added coach Kojo.
According to the Coach, he is using the opportunity to help in the building of a strong National team.
The Lone Star of Liberia defeated the Red Devils of Congo Brazzaville 2-1 Tuesday to give some hopes to the citizenry in qualifying to Cameron 2019.
Central back Teah Dennis gave the Lone Star the lead under just seven minutes before William Jebo added a second two minutes later.
Tuesday’s results mean Liberia still got a chance of qualifying to the final as either Group G winner or Runners-Up.
Liberia must win their last two matches and see what happen in the other fixtures.