Former Kotoko coach Logarusic gets support from Croatian Football Federation

Published on: 08 April 2021

The Croatian Football Federation have throw their support behind former Kotoko coach, Zdravko Logarusic for forging his UEFA Pro Licence certificate.

According to the Federation, the 55-year-old acquired his UEFA Pro Licence in 2013, which remains valid until June this year, and the coach did not deceive the ZIFA leadership, when he applied for the job to coach the Warriors.

Logarusic presented the UEFA PRO Licence badge, as part of his coaching credentials, when he applied for, and was chosen, for the biggest coaching job in local football, in January last year.

“Zdravko Logarusic has been appointed as the Warriors coach on a two-year performance-based contract,’’ ZIFA announced on their official Twitter account, on January 29, last year.

“The Croatian has a UEFA Pro Licence and a CAF A licence He has coached the national team of Sudan and top clubs in Ghana, Kenya, Angola and Tanzania.’’

However, the Croatian Football Federation, through their head of communications, Tomislav Pacak, told The Herald, there was nothing wrong with Loga’s badge.

The CFF, just like other football controlling bodies around the world, are the issuing authority, when it comes to these coaching badges.

“Good to hear from you, we’re happy to see your team performing well with our coach Zdravko Logarušic,’’ Pacak responded, in an email, to questions from The Herald.

“We hereby confirm that Mr Logarušic earned his UEFA Pro Licence in 2013 at the Croatian Football Federation Football Academy and his current badge (identification card) is valid until 30 June 2021.

“So, from our side, there is absolutely nothing suspicious about his licence.’’