Charlotte FC’s Sporting Director Zoran Krneta is effusive about Ghanaian defender Harrison Afful’s chances of making a successful transition to coaching.
He said this in a statement to announce Afful’s new two year deal with Charlotte FC following Afful’s impressive debut campaign with Charlotte last season.
Afful’s new deal takes him through the 2023 season while the 2024 season is a team option for the veteran player who competed for seven years in the MLS with Columbus Crew.
The former Esperance Tunis full back is set to work with Charlotte FC’s scouting department as part of his new deal and Krneta is adamant the technical arrangement sets up Afful for a great post playing career.
“He is a person of tremendous character and football knowledge. We are thrilled he will be spending his time off the pitch with… our excellent scouting department to set the foundations of what is sure to be an excellent career off the pitch once his playing days are done” Krneta said.
Afful won the 2011 CAF Champions League with Esperance before moving to Columbus Crew and won the 2020 MLS Cup.
He won the 2008 Ghana Premier League title with Kumasi Asante Kotoko