local soccer 9.5.2016 02:08 pm

Medeama coach goes AWOL in South Africa

Coach Tom Strand of Medeama SC (Christian Thompson/BackpagePix)

Coach Tom Strand of Medeama SC (Christian Thompson/BackpagePix)

Ghanaian Premier League outfit Medeama SC have reported their coach Tom Strand to the South African police after he went AWOL in South Africa.

Medeama lost 3-1 to Mamelodi Sundowns in their Caf Confederation Cup play-off match at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday night.

“Medeama would like to announce our coach Tom Strand has gone AWOL in South Africa after the team’s defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns in the CAF Confederation Cup play-off tie,” read a statement issued by the club.

“A resignation note has been found in his room after he checked out of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel without our consent.

“A report has been lodged with the South African Police who have assured us of acting swiftly to know his whereabouts.

“Accordingly, the Ghana High Commission in South Africa has also been duly notified of the current situation.

“The club is in constant touch and cooperating fully with authorities to unravel the mystery surrounding his whereabouts.

“We would like to assure to our teeming fans and Ghanaians to remain calm in these trying times.”

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