Former Asante Kotoko midfielder Charles Taylor has unleashed yet another scathing attack on former manager Hans Dieter Schmidt for the club’s defeat to arch rivals Hearts of Oak in the 2004 Confederation Cup final.
With 10 minutes to go in the second leg, the Porcupine Warriors were a goal up through a 54th minute Charles Taylor strike when Hans Dieter Schmidt subbed talisman Charles Taylor.
The substitution sent a shock wave around the stadium as Charles Taylor was having a game of his life. Kotoko went on to concede within the last 10 minutes of the game and then lose 8-7 on penalties.
Many football fans believe that the substitution was the turning point of the game and Hans Dieter Schmidt was the architect behind Kotoko’s failure on the day.
Kotoko fans since then have never hidden their resentment towards the manager, and Charles Taylor hasn’t been left out as he launches yet another scathing attack on his former gaffer.
“If you have a white man who has eaten Africa food, it gets into his head. I’m sorry to be saying this but there was no sense in his head. Even after taking me out, he could have kept on Emba but because of the foolish things he did, we lost. He did so many unnecessary things.
“Everyone was asking why he took me out but later he apologized to me for doing it. If we the players had done the selection we would have won. He didn’t teach us anything, we did the work ourselves. I scored the goal myself”.
Taylor also added that Hans Dietr Schmidt should have been killed for the costly decision.
“They should have killed him. What he did was very nasty. We lost the cup because of that nasty decision he took.
Watch video of the interview below: