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Sports News of Monday, 29 January 2018


Lugarusic eyes another opportunity to work in Ghana

Sudan coach Zdravko Logarusic Sudan coach Zdravko Logarusic

Sudan coach Zdravko Logarusic has admitted that he would relish the opportunity to return to Ghana to manage a club in the future.

The Croatian was sacked by Asante Kotoko last April, three months after taking over the Kumasi-based club.

“I will like to return],” he said. "With the three sides [King Faisal, Ashgold and Kotoko], we made something nice. With Ashantigold we played the Confederation Cup and lost against Etoile Du Sahel.

“I have nothing against coming back to Ghana again in the future. For me, with good program, with good offer, it can be Kotoko, Ashantigold or any other else. Any coach wants to coach in Ghana. If you are in Ghana and play in Africa it means you are a coach,” he added.

Logarusic, who recently qualified Sudan to the semi-finals of the 2018 African Nations Championship (Chan), believes Kotoko didn't give him enough time to make his name in Ghana despite a perfect start.

“I came [to Kotoko] without proper pre-season, all the players they signed had just started training," Logarusic said.

"If you [didn’t] get proper pre-season, five, six or seven weeks, then you can’t play proper football because you [won’t] get power, you [won’t] get strength and stamina to play; you have to play the type of football that suits the team and the players,” he said.

“Sometimes you lose but when you are on the right track, with only three months together, in good position, [there’s] no reason to panic, but they decided to change. I’ve to follow their decision. They hired me, they fired me,” he added.

Logarusic previously managed Ashanti Gold and King Faisal.