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Recently-resigned coach of the Black Starlets Laryea Kingston has admitted he could have handled things better in the aftermath of his side’s semi-final loss to Burkina Faso last Saturday.

Kingston announced he will no longer handle the side after the WAFU Zone B U-17 Championship, a decision, according to him, had been taken long before the tournament.

However, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) responded to the former player’s announcement, calling some of his actions around the team unsportsmanlike.

“Laryea Kingston’s decision has been supported by his subsequent actions,” the GFA said in its response.

“Coach Kingston announced to the players and the coaching staff that he has resigned whilst using inappropriate language.

“He subsequently said same in his post-match Press Conference.

“Coach Kingston also got off the Team Bus whilst the team was on its way to the Team Hotel.”

In his statement of apology on Tuesday, May 28, however, the member of the 1997 Black Starlets team conceded his actions but insisted he will not conduct himself in any way that will undermine the “respect” and “support” of Ghanaians.

“I apologise unreservedly for our failure to pay back the trust, love and support we have graciously received from Ghanaians.

“We worked very hard for several weeks for the chance to reach the final of the WAFU tournament to compete for the ultimate prize, but it was not to be.

“To the President and the Exco, I also want to unreservedly and sincerely apologise for any misunderstanding, inconvenience and embarrassment my decision to announce resignation last Saturday caused.

“After careful consideration, I could have handled things better and this will be guiding experience for me going forward.”

The team will be taken charge of by Nana Kwesi Agyemang on Tuesday for the third-place playoff against Nigeria at the University of Ghana Sports Stadium.