By Ameenu Shardow
Medeama chief Albert Commey admits coach Bashir Hayford’s exit has affected the team but insists the side will recover from the loss.
The ex Asante Kotoko trainer left to join AshantiGold with three months left to run on his contract with the Premier League leaders.
Hayford’s departure has been immediately felt with a 4-0 mauling at the hands of Tema Youth at the start of the second half of the season.
And the Executive Vice President concedes the experience coach’s exit has hurt the side but assures the club will move on.
“Bashir Hayford is a good coach and his departure has affected the team but we have to move on,” Commey said.
“He spent about seven years here and therefore the players looked up to him as a father figure.
“Some of us here at the club also saw him as a brother so definitely his exit will affect us.
“But at the end of the day, people even die and one has to deal with such things.
“We have to psyche our boys and ensure they understand even they can leave the club at anytime and therefore no need to dwell on such departures.”
The Mauv and Yellows however retained their lead in the Ghanaian top flight despite the heavy defeat to Tema Youth.
They will be looking to put last week’s defeat behind them by posting an impressive win when giants Hearts of Oak visit this Sunday to solidify their Premier League’s lead.