Inter Allies technical director Klutse explains Kenichi departure

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Willie Klutse lifts the lid on the abrupt ending of their relationship with the Japanese coach

Inter Allies Technical Director Willie Klutse has shed light on the exit of head coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi midway through the season.

The two parties parted ways on Tuesday, with the club announcing their separation as based on "mutual" agreement. 

The news came as a surprise considering Allies' good performance in the Ghana Premier League, which has been suspended indefinitely following recent football association corruption scandal.

“Kenichi is no more Inter Allies coach. The absence of the league is the reason why he left because he wants to work to earn money and cater for his family,” Klutse told Happy FM.

“We would never sack him. He came to Ghana because of the league and since the league is no more, he wanted to leave. 

"[Assistant coach] Yaw Preko and another coach from Togo [Adam Fazazi] will be handling the team for now.

“We pleaded with him to wait for some time but he refused. 

"Kenichi is not the idle type, so he wanted to move on to seek for another job elsewhere since we don’t know when the league is resuming.” 

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The Japanese was hired by Allies last November, 17 months after ending a spell with Hearts of Oak.

He left the Eleven-Is-To-One fifth on the league table, only three points behind leaders Medeama