Asante Kotoko new coach Mariano Barreto will not be on the bench for Saturday’s Ghana Premier League match Eleven Wonders due to paper works.
The Porcupine Warriors could not complete the work permits for the Portuguese trainer and two other assistants.
His in absence, Johnson Smith and Abdulai Gazelle will take charge of their first match in the second round of the season.
Barreto, former Black Stars, was preparing to take charge of his first league match since his appointment.
The 64-year-old supervised training all week to prepare the side for the task at the Ohene Ameyaw Park.
The 64-year-old is not new to the football terrain in Ghana because he took over as Ghana coach in 2003.
But he quit in September 2004 after just nine months in charge, citing problems in communications with the country’s football association.
Therefore it is believed his coming back to the Ghanaian game, this time as the head coach of one of the local football club giant, Asante Kotoko as the compete for the League title.
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