Coach Abdul Razak Karim (Golden Boy) has confirmed that he has parted ways with Togolese second-tier side Etoile Filante following the expiration of his year deal this season

Having joined them in 2019, the former Asante Kotoko player decided not to continue with the club despite been offered a contract extension.

The 1978 African Footballer of the Year expressed his satisfaction over the year stint with the lower-tier outfit and is now looking forward to staging a comeback in the dugout very soon.

”My contract with Etoile Filante has ended and l am now back home,” the 56-year-old Nations Cup Winner told

”I would say the job l did there was satisfactory to myself as well as the entire management members of the club,”

”Although there were many challenges with regards to the assembling of our first team squad prior to the start of the league season,”

”But we managed to use the available materials at our disposal and kick-started the campaign ,”

”We started pre-season very well with our trusted team squad only for us to be told by the Togolese FA that most of our players have been disqualified over registration as a result of CMS infraction and it did really affected our plans,”

He continued ”  But in all we did our best to use the rest of the qualified players for our season and that also had a negative impact on our outings at the beginning of the term following unfavourable match outcomes at the early stages of the season ,”

”Although we started gathering some steam in garnering results as the league was growing before the season was halted due to the covid-19 pandemic crisis.”

The former coach of Real Tamale United ended by expressing his readiness to return to the dugout when he received an offer.