Old Accra Hearts of Oak head coach, Kenichi Yatsuhashi has narrated how coach Yaw Preko rescued his life in Nigeria.
Kenichi Yatsuhashi and Yaw Preko who worked at Accra Hearts of Oak as head coach and assistant respectively also had a brief term with Nigerian club Ifeanyi Ubah in 2016.
In spite of not disclosing the details of what happened in Nigeria during his time with Ifeanyi Ubah, the Japanese international in an interview with footballvsoblivion stated he would have been privately killed if not for the intercession of his assistant Yaw Preko.
“I can’t tell you everything,” Kenichi told footballvsoblivion. “Bottom line, it was my assistant coach at Hearts of Oak who asked me to come with him. He was offered an assistant coaching role, on the condition that I would be the head coach, because of the success we’d had at Hearts of Oak in Ghana.
He continued; “Myself and Yaw Preko, my assistant coach at that time, felt that it was a matter of life or death, seriously, for me to get out of the country and be safe.”
“I can’t really elaborate more than that, but, if it wasn’t for him coming between me and many people, I would have been dead without anyone even knowing,” he concluded.