BYC Fires Coach
By Sylvester Worwee
Robert Lartey alias “Coach Pella” has been sacked as head coach of Barrack young Controller. FOCUS Sport understands that Coach Pella, who is in Nimba County looking-after his ailing mother, received his sacking news yesterday, during a phone conversation with BYC Chief Executive Officer Robert Sirleaf.
“Yes, the CEO informed me that I have been released of my post. We spoke on the phone but the club has not served me a formal dismissal letter,” Coach Pella who is currently caring for my sick mother Soniweh Village, Nimba County told this paper via mobile phone late yesterday evening.
According to Lartey, who led BYC to two championship titles, the club has not give reason for his sacking. Coach Pella, we learned has a season left on his contract with BYC.
Robert Lartey took over from Abraham Sesey, who succeeded Thomas Kojo after Kojo’s forceful resignation, following his appointment as Deputy Lone Star coach.
Oach Pella brilliant performances with BYC feeder club, BYC II in the CAF Confederation CUP might have prompted his promotion.
His guided side defeated Sierra Leone’s FC Johannsen 1-0 on aggregate in the first round in of the Confederation Cup before losing to Tanzania’s FC Azem 2-1 on aggregate in the second round.
Robert Lartey was at it again in 2014, this time, in Africa’s premier club competition, the CAF Champions League. Under his tutelage, BYC upset one of Africa powerhouse, Asante Kotoko in the preliminary stage of the competition (2-2 on aggregate).
Having lost the first leg 2-1, Coach Lartey side sailed through on away goal-rule after winning the return fixture 1-0 in Monrovia.