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David Ocloo: Hearts employ immediate-past Kotoko assistant coach

David Ocloo has joined Hearts of Oak as new assistant coach a few months after leaving the role at arch-rivals Asante Kotoko.

The Caf License A holder followed Prosper Narteh Ogum at the exit when he resigned as Kotoko coach after winning the Ghana Premier League at first attempt.

In the just-ended week, Hearts sacked Samuel Boadu as head coach, a decision which also saw the assistant and goalkeepers’ coaches positions becoming vacant.

The Phobians have announced their first replacement with Ocloo arriving as the new assistant coach.

“Accra Hearts of Oak is pleased to announce the appointment of David Dickson Ocloo as the club’s assistant coach.

“His appointment takes immediate effect and forms part of the club’s restructuring of the technical team.

“The 38-year-old holds Caf License A, B & C coaching certificates as well as a certificate in sports performance and video analysis,” a Hearts release Sunday night read.

The Phobians enter an important week in which they begin their campaign in the 2022/23 Caf Confederation Cup.

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With the appointment of a substantive head coach to lead the team to Mali not ideal, Ocloo has been added the responsibility of leading the team for the October 8 clash with AS Real de Bamako.

“In the interim, coach Ocloo will act as the head coach and will be assisted by Samuel Nii Noi until a substantive coach is appointed. He is expected to lead the team’s preparation ahead of this weekend’s second round Caf Confederation Cup first leg game against AS Real Bamako of Mali,” the Hearts statement added.

Before working with Kotoko last season, Ocloo had stints with Maranatha FC (Togo), Liberty Professionals, defunct Wa All Stars and Sahel Sporting Club of Niger.

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