The head coach of the Under-23 national soccer team, Thomas Kojo, has been appointed technical director for Barrack Young Controllers or BYC1.
The appointment is in line with new regulation set by the Liberia Football Association for clubs to have technical directors. Kojo’s preferment also came after the resignation of Abraham Sesay as technical director.
He (Kojo) coached a team here and took the squad to Ghana for a tournament before becoming head coach for the U-23 national team.
Speaking to reporters at the BYC1 sports ground (Blue field) in PHP Community, UN Drive, Kojo expressed gratitude to Barrack Young Controllers CEO, Mr. Robert Sirleaf, for giving him an opportunity to work with the BYC family.
He said for over six months Liberia has been out of sporting activities due to the Ebola Virus so players have much to do.
He said players are being worked on three times daily to put them on par with international standards, which he described as an opportunity for local players to demonstrate their talents.
Kojo noted that Liberia is still producing good players and wished them well in the career.
BYC1 ex-technical director, Abraham Sesay a.k.a ‘Coach Nuri’ resigned on January 6 to enable him pursue his career as a certified coach rather than an administrator as his recent position requires.
“My desire is to return to active coaching is in line with BYC commitment to see development and improvement as the season evolves”, Sesay said.
During his tenure with BYC, he was instrumental in the team’s victory in neighboring Sierra Lone during an international youth tournament, and snatched the trophy after defeating Ghanaian side Liberty Professionals in the final.
Sesay also won four championships with the team, including 1st and 2nd divisions, LFA Cup and Super Cup, respectively in 2013.