Medeama SC have appointed former Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko trainer David Duncan as their new head coach.
“Medeama SC is delighted to announce the appointment of David Duncan as first team head coach until August 2023, with an option to extend for a further year.” the club announced on Friday morning.
Duncan who also coached Ashantigold in the past has signed a one-year deal with an option to extend for a further year.
David Duncan last club job :
Duncan was appointed coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko on a two-year deal on Wednesday 18 March 2015. Kotoko were struggling in the season having accumulated 10 points from 10 games and lying precariously on 14th position on the Ghana Premier League log.
The Porcupine Warriors had underwhelmed in the opening part of the season and having lost 0–1 to rivals Accra Hearts of Oak in the fifth league game of the season, they needed a massive lift and Duncan’s appointment did just that.
In the next 20 games that followed, Kotoko won 11, drew 4 and lost five times. Before Duncan’s appointment, the Porcupines trailed eventual league winners Ashanti Gold by 12 points.
But he had bridged that gap to just two solitary points come the end of the season. Kotoko became the most improved side in the league, leaping from the 14th position to finish second on the league log.
Duncan also led Kotoko to the finals of the 2015 Ghanaian FA Cup where they lost under controversial circumstances to Medeama Sporting Club. Despite the minor low, Duncan’s Kotoko went on to beat league winners Ashgold in the finals of the SWAG CUP in 2015.
Duncan’s Kotoko began the new season just like they had finished the previous by winning the GHALCA SIX – a preseason tournament for the teams that finished in the top 6 the previous season. Ashgold, Aduana Stars, Berekum Chelsea, Hearts, Kotoko and Medeama were the teams that contested for the G6 tournament.
Kotoko went on to beat Aduana Stars on penalties in the finals. Duncan’s players swept four out of the five categories for the G6 awards.
However, his reign at Kotoko ended on 22 June 2016 following a mutual contract termination.
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