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Laryea Kingston apologizes for the discord his resignation announcement caused 

Laryea Kingston apologizes for the discord his resignation announcement caused
Former U17 Coach, Laryea Kingston

By: Nana Kwame Bediako 

Few days after his dramatic resignation and stepping down as head coach of the Ghana Black Starlets, Laryea Kingston, has officially apologized for his actions and manner in which he handled the situation of his resignation from Ghana’s U17 team. 

The former Black Stars player sparked the internet with his post-match press conference at the University of Ghana Sports Stadium, where he disclosed the unexpected news to the media and Ghanaians following a 2:1 defeat at the hands of Burkina Faso, dashing Ghana’s chances of qualifying for the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations. 

His actions and demeanor during the post match conference where he announced that he is stepping down, raised some eyebrows on why he took such a decision, counting on the level of discipline and tactical improvement his managerial exploits have brought to the national under 17 team.

In a press statement released on May 28, 2024 by Laryea Kingston, he dutifully accepted his mistakes as he expressed his remorse to the Ghana Football Association’s Executive Council and President, Kurt Okraku. He also apologized to all stakeholders who got embarrassed by his actions after the team lost to Burkina Faso.

“I will not conduct myself in any way that undermines the respect and support Ghanaians have given me and this team. To the President and the Exco, I also want to unreservedly and sincerely apologize for any misunderstanding, inconvenience, and embarrassment my decision to announce my resignation last Saturday  caused,” the statement read.

According to him, the decision to resign was borne out of the pledge he made to qualify to the team to the finals of the WAFU Zone B tournament and eventually, the CAF U17 tournament and since that could not be achieved, there was the need to lead by example, hence his resignation.

The Black Starlets comes up against their fiercest rivals in football, Nigeria to compete for the third and fourth position in the ongoing WAFU Zone B U-17 tournament at the University of Ghana Sports Stadium.

Below is the full details of the press statement:

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