Ex-Ghana youth star Odartey Lamptey fears the dismissal of coach CK Akunnor could cripple the ambitions of ex-players who may want to exchange the boots with suits in future.
Akunnor was sacked by Hearts after just five games in charge of the capital-based club this season.
The club’s 2-0 defeat at Berekum Chelsea last weekend broke the camels back after massive pressure was brought on him to quit his post.
The Board of Directors finally took the decision to part ways with the 38-year-old after an emergency meeting on Wednesday.
Lamptey, who was an assistant to Akunnor at Sekondi Eleven Wise, has expressed his surprise at the turn of event and fears the phenomenon could kill the ambitions of ex- players who may want to exchange the boots with suits.
“I was surprised and shocked because I believe it is not good enough. He had to be given time to put this team together,” Lamptey fumed.
“When it happens like this, former players may shy away from taken up the profession in future.
“We need to encourage such former players who may want to venture into coaching. We need to support them rather than killing their ambitions.
Yaw Acheampong and Mohammed Gargo are some of the former stars who are currently coaching top flight sides in Ghana.