MIDDENDORP CAN STILL MAKE IT German trainer Ernst Middendorp will make a return to Ghana after a five-year absence as he has been appointed as technical director of AshantiGold Football Club.
Middendorp's return was anticipated after his old-pal, Herbert Mensah, who led a British Virgin Islands consortium Fortia to take-over the mining club.
"I have trust in German coaches and I think Middendorp can help us to shape our vision. He understands everything about our players here on the continent," Mensah told Ghanasoccernet.com
The 49-year-old etched in Ghana's coaching folklore after transforming an Asante Kotoko side in 2000/2001 season before rejuvenating Hearts of Oak set-in 2003.
He later joined South Africa Premier Soccer League side Kaizer Chiefs but left for his country to aid Armenia Bielefeld beat the drop zone in 2007.
Luck failed to smile on him the following season as Bielefeld hit the skids in the Bundesliga, resulting in his sacking.
Middendorp will take charge of the resurrection of the AshGold's Football Academy that is expected to groom players from the sub-region.
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