Assistant coach Orlando Wellington takes charge of Asante Kotoko until Coach Zerbo returns from Burkina Faso

The head coach of Asante Kotoko, Seydou Zerbo has taken some time off to grieve his son.

As reported by footballghana on Tuesday, the 10-year-old son of the coach has passed on after complications he suffered at the end of heart surgery.

In a statement from Asante Kotoko today, it says the coach has travelled to Burkina Faso to mourn and bury his son.

“Asante Kotoko management has granted Coach Seydou Zerbo a two-weeks off-duty after losing his son Zerbo Faical Mamadou on Tuesday evening in Burkina Faso.

“The Head Coach will head to Burkina Faso today from the Kotoka International Airport,” the statement from Asante Kotoko said on Wednesday.

It added, “10-year-old Mamadou lost his life due to complications after a Heart surgery.”

While away in Burkina Faso, the coach will miss Asante Kotoko’s match against FC Samartex later this month.

In his absence, assistant coach Wellington has taken charge of the team.

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