Nigeria Premier League side Ifeanyi Ubah have announced the appointment of Japanese-American trainer Kenichi Yatsuhashi as the new head coach of the club.

The former Hearts of Oak coach replaces departing Brazilian Rafael Everton and will be assisted by his former right hand man at Hearts of Oak, Yaw Preko.

Below is the Club’s Official Statement

The Management of FC Ifeanyi Ubah is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenichi Yatsuhashi, a Japanese-American and former Head Coach of Accra Hearts of Oak as the new Head Coach of FC Ifeanyi Ubah.

He holds a USSFA and National Youth Coaching licence, a CONCACAF Internatonal Coaching licence, an NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma and a KNBV Advanced Diploma, IFA GK Certificate and FIFA and FIFA/AFC Grassroots Certificate.

Management is also pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Yaw Preko as the new Assistant Coach/Physical trainer of the Club.

Yaw Preko joins Fc Ifeanyi Ubah from Accra Hearts of Oak where he was acting Head Coach.

Yaw Preko is also currently the Acting Head Coach of Ghana’s national Team (Black Stars of Ghana) and a former top striker in Turkish football club, Fenerbahce S.K. Management has also promoted its Bulgarian Head Coach, Mitko Dobrev to the position of the Technical Director of the Club whilst its Brazilian Assistant Coach, Rafael Everton has been offered to retain his position as the Assistant coach in addition to a new role as Head Coach, Youth Development of the FC Ifeanyi Ubah football Academy.

Source: Ghana/ Nsiah Okyere