FC Samartex 1996 and Annor Walker Part Ways by Mutual Agreement After Single Season
FC Samartex 1996, a Ghana Premier League club, has officially announced the departure of head coach Annor Walker, following a mutual agreement reached between the parties. Walker’s tenure at the club lasted for just a single season.
The experienced Ghanaian coach had joined Samartex ahead of the 2022/23 football season, signing a two-year contract after departing from Great Olympics.
During his time with the Timber Boys, Walker led the team to a respectable 10th-place finish in their debut campaign, accumulating 46 points from 34 matches. The team achieved 12 wins, 10 draws, and 12 losses, scoring 28 goals while conceding 29.
In a statement released on Twitter, the club expressed:
“The management of FC Samartex and Coach Annor Walker have mutually agreed to part ways. We extend our gratitude to Mr. Annor for his service and wish him success in his future endeavors. In the coming days, we will provide updates on the future direction of the technical team.”
Notably, the 62-year-old coach had also led Ghana’s national team in the 2022 CHAN tournament held in Algeria, where they reached the quarter-finals but were defeated by Niger.
Recent reports in the media have linked Annor Walker with a potential move to Ghanaian giants Hearts of Oak ahead of the upcoming 2023-24 season, with negotiations reportedly at an advanced stage. It is speculated that he will soon sign a two-year contract with the Phobians.
As the future unfolds, both FC Samartex 1996 and Annor Walker will embark on new paths, seeking to make their mark in the Ghanaian football landscape.