Former Hearts of Oak boss Samuel Boadu takes over Ghana U-20

Samuel Boadu

Samuel Boadu has been named Coach of the Black Satellites.

The former Hearts of Oak and Medeama SC coach succeeds Abdul Karim Zito, who led Ghana to win the 2021 U-20 Cup of Nations in Mauritania.

Hearts of Oak won the Premier League and MTN FA Cup for the first time in two decades under Samuel Boadu in the 2020/21 season.

Desmond Offei, a 35-year-old UEFA A (Level 4) Licensed Professional football coach, will be assisting the former Prestea Mine Stars, Ghapoha FC, and Berekum Arsenal midfielder. Desmond is a former Royal Antwerp FC U-18 and U-21 Head Coach. He is also a former Lokeren U-21 and Lusitano SAD Head Coach.

The other assistant coach is Salifu Fatawu – a former FC Tanga and Swedru All Blacks coach who previously worked under Karim Zito to win gold in the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Mauritania in 2021.

Meanwhile, former Black Stars goalkeeper Fatawu Dauda has also been drafted in as goalkeepers Coach. He played for Okwaku United, AshantiGold SC, Orlando Pirates, Chippa United, Enyimba FC and Legon Cities. Fatawu featured for Ghana at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil in 2014 and three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments in 2013, 2015 and 2017 respectively.

Their immediate assignment is to lead Ghana to the 2023 African Games slated for Accra in August next year.

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