Ghana club bring in new coach ahead of GPL kick-off

Ghana club bring in new coach ahead of GPL kick-off
Samuel Sarfo of Liberty Professionals FC

by Staff Reporter

Monday Dec 09, 2019. 13:00

Liberty Professionals have appointed David Ocloo as their new coach just a few weeks ahead of the start of the new Ghana Premier League season.


Ocloo, 35, will come in to replace Reginald Asante, who has been given time off to further his coaching qualifications.


“Liberty Professionals has appointed David Ocloo as the team’s head coach,” the club said in a statement.


“The 35-year-old coach joins the Dansoman based outfit with a reputation for an attacking style of play and talent development.


“He replaces Reginald Asante, who has taken a sabbatical leave in pursuit of a coaching course abroad.


“Coach Asante led the team to an impressive turn out during the Normalisation Cup where the club missed the finals by a whisker.”


Club CEO Linda Ansong says they looking forward to Ocloo bringing a fresh approach to coaching.


“We liked David’s enthusiasm and fresh outlook on how to play football,” Ansong said.


“He is ambitious and wants to grow with us. We also like that he has a clear picture of what we want to build going forward.


“We have one of the youngest teams in the Premier league and we feel he will provide these boys the best chance at maximising their potential.”


The new 18-team Premier League will kick-off on December 21, with two additional participants in the top flight from the normal 16 for the first time since 1980. It will, however, be restored to a 16-team competition for the 2020/21 campaign.


The rise in numbers has been due to the addition of King Faisal Babes and Great Olympics to the top-flight after they had disputed their respective relegations due to what was termed ‘unfair circumstances’.


The rushed competition will finish in July 2020, meaning a hectic schedule for clubs, who will just be relieved that the competition is back on.






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