Former Ifeanyi Ubah coach Kenichi left Nigeria ‘due to security reasons’

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The Inter Allies coach reflects on his time with Ifeanyi Ubah

New Inter Allies coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi has shed light on his recent stint with Nigerian side Ifeanyi Ubah as well as his reported spell with Cambodian club Cambodian Tiger FC.

Following his time with Ghanaian giants Hearts of Oak in 2016, the Japanese had a brief period at Ifeanyi Ubah, which he departed under controversial circumstances.

Earlier this year, he was speculated to have joined Tiger FC.

"I didn’t coach in Cambodia," Kenichi clarifies in an interview with Graphic Sports.

"I went there because I was looking for a coaching job and I wasn’t happy because the level of play was so low…,” he said.

"Nigeria was another experience for me. As a country, they are totally different. The rate of crime is so high there as compared to Ghana

"There was something that happened that I was extremely unhappy about, and that was the main reason that I decided not to continue working there. I felt very unsafe to live there. 

"But as far as football is concerned, they have different types of players, but I think Ghanaian footballers have very good skills and they have great flare but they struggle to score goals. 

"Nigerians are opposite because they have a lot of strikers and I think it is because of the size of the country and the size of their population."

Sometime this year, Kenichi was also reported to have held talks with Ghana's most successful Premier League club Asante Kotoko over a coaching position.

"Nobody called me when I left [Ghana], so I am happy I landed this deal at Inter Allies," the 47-year-old said.

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"They contacted me and the offer was good and I know that the club has a good target so I decided to join them."

 

 

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