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BREAKING NEWS: Hearts of Oak part ways with Kim Grant

Ghana Premier League side Accra Hearts of Oak have parted way with their manager Kim Grant, the club has announced.
The Phobians announced the decision on their Twitter handle on Wednesday afternoon after a marathon meeting between the coach and the board.
The British-trained gaffer who had been the head coach of the side for over a year has been shown the exit after a meeting with the board of the club nearly ended in blows on Tuesday evening.
A confirmed report, four days to the start of the Ghana Premier League that Kim Grant was facing the sack after a technical meeting which metamorphosed into a board meeting saw top board member Dr. Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe furiously ordering Grant to step aside as head coach, which was unanimously accepted by the rest of the board members.
Kim was asked to name Edward Nii Odoom as his assistant coach ahead of the upcoming season to serve as a cover up for him while he awaits his License A certificate from UEFA.
According to the GFA’s Club Licensing Board, Kim Grant will not be allowed to handle the team since his UEFA License A certificate is yet to arrive, with reports saying it will be arriving in February.
And with Nii Odoom having the License A certificate, the board was looking at naming him as Kim Grant’s deputy so both coaches can be on the bench per the licensing regulations.
But Kim is said to have stepped on the balls of the board members, particularly Dr. Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe when he rejected Nii Odoom and requested for an expatriate assistant.
The anger of the board members hit the roof when Kim proposed a $2500 salary for the expatriate assistant, hanging the payment on the neck of the club.
The former Elmina Sharks technical director has therefore been asked to step aside for Edward Nii Odoom to take over the club while the club look for a substantive manager soon.
Nii Odoom will, therefore, handle the training session of the team from Wednesday while the board look around for another manager.
The defeat in their league opener to Berekum Chelsea at the Accra Sports Stadium further worsened the relationship between Grant and the board forcing his sack with just 5 days to their titanic clash with Medeama SC in Tarkwah.
Deputy trainer Edward Nii Odoom has been announced as his replacement ahead of Sunday’s clash against Medeama SC.

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