Aston Villa U-23 head coach George Boateng leaves his role to concentrate on Black Stars job


Ghana’s assistant coach, George Boateng has left his position as Aston Villa U-23 manager ‘to the have a full concentration on his role’ with the Black Stars team for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The former Dutch star, now coach has been part of the Black Stars technical team since Otto Addo’s appointment earlier this year.

He was part of the technical team for Ghana in the World Cup qualifying play-off against the Super Eagles of Nigeria which was played in March in Kumasi and Abuja respectively. 

After helping the Stars secure Ghana’s fourth appearance at the FIFA World Cup tournament, the Ghana Football Association gave the coaching staff a contract until the end of the year. 

With the World Cup competition fast approaching, Boateng has left the reserve team of the English club as he looks to focus on the Black Stars job.

A statement posted on his official Instagram page confirming his decision read: “Leaving Aston Villa after 3 wonderful seasons was not an easy decision but having the opportunity to coach my country at the World Cup was too good to turn down.”

” I have learned so much and I’m grateful for the time spent at this beautiful, amazing club. I want to thank the players, staff and the fans for their wonderful support and I wish the club every success in the future. As for now I will concentrate on my role as the Assistant Coach of Ghana ahead of the World Cup.”

Ghana are paired with former European champions Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea in Group H and will start the competition against the Europeans.

By: D. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH /Follow the writer @SkipperWrites on Twitter

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