Attram must continue as Olympics player-coach — Olympics shareholder Talal

Published on: 09 November 2016

A shareholder of Accra Great Olympics, Talal Fattal, has advocated the club's player-coach Godwin Attram continues in his position when they attempt to preserve their premiership status next season.

Attram took over from Yaw Acheampong when Olympics were relegated in the 2014-15 season and is credited with masterminding a swift return to the Ghanaian topflight after they were crowned as champions of the 2015/2016 GN Bank Division One League (Zone Three) in October.

However, there have been calls for a substantive head coach to be appointed ahead of the start of the 2016-17 Ghana Premier League season on December 18 since it will be a herculean task for Attram to combine his duties as a player and coach in the topflight.

Mr Fattal disagrees with this assertion and says if it were up to only him, the former Black Stars player would continue in his post.

"If you are asking for my vote it is yes. Don't forget there are other shareholders of Olympics but being I think one of the largest shareholders and proudly and by consent of dear brothers in Olympics, he has my vote,' Mr Fattal who owns a reported 40% in the Wonder Club through media outfit, Optimum Media Prime (OMP) told the Graphic Sports in an interview.

"Coach Godwin is the best coach, not just technically but his heart is like gold so I am voting for him to stay. It is the marvel of seeing him on both the sidelines and the pitch that excites me, it's like wishing Zinedine Zidane can now play a little bit currently with Real Madrid while coaching.

"To me its just a joy and marvel to watch and i wish he will still continue, to be honest and just going with facts; 50% of the times he's played or shot free-kicks he's scored, so you tell me why i shouldn't vote him back into the team?"

Mr Fattal also assured fans of the club that the board was working hard to secure their transfer targets and had instituted plans for a fund-raising dinner to bring back many dormant members of the Olympics family back into the fold.