Oloboi Commodore: Annor Walker tasked to rescue Oly

Author: George Ernest Asare
Oloboi Commodore

Accra Great Olympics have appointed veteran Annor Walker as their fourth coach of the season, charging him to deliver good results that will place the club in a respectable position at the end of the Premier League season.

Walker replaced caretaker coach Seth Hoffman last week on a one-year contract to help revive the wonder club whose season has been plagued with instability in their technical department.

He started work on Thursday  February 20 by supervising their training at the McDan La Town Park grounds.

Assistant coach Hoffman who was temporarily put in charge of the team following the resignation of Prince George Koffie, was handed a dismissal letter which stated that his services were no longer required by the club.

“We regret to inform you that your services with the club are no longer required. Your contract with the club is therefore terminated with immediate effect”, stated the letter of dismissal signed by Olympics CEO, Oloboi Commodore.

Just before the league started, Oly’s head coach, Nii Armah, resigned for personal reasons and after seven matches in charge Koffie resigned following Oly’s loss to WAFA in Accra.

While no reasons were stated for Hoffman’s dismissal, Graphic Sports sources indicated that the management of Olympics was unhappy with the club’s poor run under his watch, winning just one match -- against King Faisal in Kumasi --out of four (four points out of a maximum 16).

 Walker is an experienced coach whom Oly’s management expect to deliver good results because of his credentials, having previously managed Premier League sides, Medeama FC and Berekum Chelsea.

Walker, who was in charge of Division One side, Nania FC, when they won the MTN FA Cup and Super Cup in 2011, takes over an Olympics side who are in 15th position of the league log with 11 points, and would be under pressure to salvage what is left of the club’s Premier League campaign.