Peter Bonu Johnson has been sacked as Head Coach of the Gambia U-23 team and African Nations Championship (CHAN) teams, the Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has announced.
The GFF statement said “the probation period of Mr. Bonu Johnson which lasts for three months and its extension of one month will be ending on the 31 July 2015. Consequently, Mr. Johnson’s services would not be renewed any longer as Head Coach of the CHAN/U-23 Team”.
The release did not go further to mention when a replacement will be appointed and put in place for the Scorpions. The news comes barely two weeks after Coach Johnson’s men lost to Senegal at the preliminary round of the CHAN Rwanda 2016 qualifiers.
Bonu Johnson, a former defender of the Scorpions has coached the various national teams from the Youth sides to the Senior level. He was in in charge of the Gambia’s abortive campaign in the qualifiers of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Coach Johnson’s probationary contract was extended to July 2015 to allow him to lead his team in the second leg of the African Nations Championship qualifier at home to Senegal on July 4 having lost the first leg in Dakar by 3 – 1 and 4-1 on aggregate.
GFF PRESS RELEASE
“The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) wishes to inform the general public and all stakeholders that the probation period of Mr Peter Bonu Johnson which lasts for three months and its extension of one month will be ending on the 31st of July 2015. Consequently, Mr. Johnson’s services would not be renewed any longer as Head Coach of the CHAN/U-23 Team.
The GFF takes this opportunity to thank Mr. Johnson for his tireless services rendered to Gambian Football.
The GFF wishes to thank the general public for their support in Gambian Football development”.