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Isaac Opeele Boateng axed as Ghana U17 assistant coach

Published on: 25 January 2014
Isaac Opeele Boateng has been replaced as Ghana U17 assistant coach

By Rahman Osman

Former Wa All Stars head coach Nurudeen Ahmed has been appointed Ghana U17 assistant coach, replacing Isaac Opeele Boateng.

Opeele, former Asante Kotoko coach, was a victim of a shake-up after a disappointing campaign at the 2013 African Junior Championship in Morocco.

The Black Satellites failed to live up to expectations after failing to progress from the Group stage.

Ghana U17 management committee vice president Winfred Osei has defended the decision to sack Boateng.

“It is not about personnel. It’s just what is best for the team,” Osei told

“Whether I am there or not or Opeele is there or not the most important thing is that the team does well.

“The interest of the team is paramount and we are all channeling efforts towards getting the best out of the team.”



This article has 8 comment(s), give your comment
  • real Sabacious says:
    January 25, 2014 05:17 pm
    @papa Nkrumah why do expect him to criticised those mediocrity players knowing very well that he always seek after his stomach? I was really upset over his childish suggestion concerning Ghana taking supporters to brasil by ship.who doesn't know that ship is safer and cheaper than plan? Yet he was favouring plane simply bcos of his allegiance with the owner of African origin. Yet he pride himself saying he's nationalist. Siaakwa!!!
  • real Sabacious says:
    January 25, 2014 11:59 am
    Nii martey I second you bro! I wonder why he was appointed as a coach at the first place. This dude knows nothing about coaching except bragging about his soo called football philosophy on asempa fm.This is a coach who favourite players are 'prince touch goal tagoe, fantastic inkoom, goal predator the soja Adiyiah and Lee the jet Addy as he used to call them. Its clear this dude is a stomach coach and prefer whack players. RIP the radio coach imao!
  • ze kalanga says:
    January 25, 2014 12:55 pm
    Opele knows nothing
  • ze kalanga says:
    January 25, 2014 12:59 pm
    Everyday bla bla bla......every team he coaches they sack him. 419 radio coach.
  • papa nkrumah says:
    January 25, 2014 02:01 pm
    To be fair, we found ourselves in a very tough group with teams that were better prepared. Ivory coast and Nigeria who qualified from our group both went to the finals with ivory coast winning the African cup and Nigeria winning the world cup. My only problem with him is that he appears to accept mediocrity and doesn't criticise players much for non performance.
  • joe says:
    January 26, 2014 02:48 pm
    Good show GFA. Ah; wht type of coach are u? Always bragging on the air waves abt ur so call tactics. He recently went and hide himself somewhere ard Togo and claimed he is studying video analysation in UK trying to use asempa fm sports presenters to promote himself thinking he'll be given the black stars video analysation job. Wsh u well
  • Nii Martey says:
    January 25, 2014 08:52 am
    I said it, that man is not a coach you don't see him as such. His discussions are bias, he lacks brains and Ideas.. He doesn't even deserve to coach anybody not even munchangi. He really lack Ideas.
  • Lukersh says:
    January 25, 2014 09:35 am
    great! he talks no sense majorly...!