Samuel Boadu has joined Accra Hearts of Oak as the club’s new head coach on a three-year deal, officials have confirmed.
The Ghana U-15 boys trainer’s arrival has been well-rumoured in the past week and was fueled by his surprise resignation from Medeama SC after their Ghana Premier League home win against Eleven Wonders last Wednesday.
The Hearts post has been vacant since Serbian Kosta Papic called it quits over struggles to get the best out of a disgruntled playing body.
Hearts put faith in Under-15s coach Samuel Nii Noi to steady the ship and he did creditably well – guiding the side to two wins against Ebusua Dwarfs and Liberty Professionals and a draw in Sunday’s Super Clash with arch-rivals Asante Kotoko. His job is done.
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“He is officially starting work on Monday the 1st of March. We signed him for three years and is coming with his own assistant,” Hearts Board member Alhaji Braimah Akanbi relayed to reporters after the 0-0 draw against Kotoko on Sunday.
Boadu is widely tipped to bring in his 28-year-old trusted righthand man Hamza Obeng from Medeama as a first assistant coach.
A visit to WAFA in the coming weekend will be Boadu’s first match as Hearts of Oak head coach.
Meanwhile, the new-look Hearts of Oak technical team is expected to include returnees W.O 1 Paul Tandoh and Ben Adjei as Physical Trainer and Welfare Officer/Team Manager respectively.
It is unclear if ex-Ghana international Richard Kingson – who has been training the Hearts keepers since the resignation of Ben Owu – will take up a permanent appointment due to his engagement with lower-tier side Emmanuel FC.