Former Ghana Black Stars Assistant Coach, David Duncan, has joined Ghana Premier League side, Medeama SC as the new Head Coach ahead of the 2022/23 season which starts today.
The 58-year-old gaffer agreed to a one-year deal with the Yellow and Mauve lads, with an option to extend for a further year.
With over 15 years in coaching, the former Ghanaian international takes over from Ignatius Ofosu who left for Dreams FC and will be assisted by Umar Rabi.
Duncan started his coaching journey with Great Olympics from 2000 to 2002 before moving to SekondiHasaacas in 2003.
In 2004, he landed the role as the Head Coach of the Black Starlets and led the team to win silver at the 2005 African Under-17 Championship in the Gambia.
He managed Ashantigold twice in 2006 and 2009 and also had a short stay with South African side Free Stats Stars but left after three months.
Coach Duncan was also with Hearts of Oak from 2012 to 2013 and crossed carpet to arch-rivals Asante Kotoko in 2015-2016.
The CAF License A holder also served as the Head Coach of Ghana’s Black Meteors (U23) in 2011.
Meanwhile, ahead of the kick off, some clubs have hired now tacticians to be in charge ahead of the new season.
Reigning GPL champions, Asante Kotoko have appointed former Burkinabe coach, SeydouZebro, while Annor Walker has joined newly-promoted side, Samartex 1996 from Great Olympics. PaaKwesiFabin will handle Aduana Stars after leaving his role at the Black Starlets.
Former Ghanaian international, Mohammed Gargo will be in charge of newbies, Nsoatreman and Brozovic Brank will steer affairs at King Faisal.
Others are Seth Ablade – who will be in charge of new entrants Kotoku Royals. Mahama Baba Nuhu replaces Tanko Shaibu at Real Tamale United, while English-born gaffer James Francis will manage affairs at Accra Lions.
Medeama SC will kick start their new GPL season with an away fixture to Legon Cities on Sunday.
BY LINUS SIAW NARTEY