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Tom Strand rejected juicy offers from Sweden to sign for Bechem United

Published on: 22 January 2014
Bechem United coach Tom Strand

Tom Strand claims he rejected mouth-watering offers from his native Sweden to take up the coaching job at Bechem United.

The 32-year-old recently signed a two-year deal to manage the Ghana Premier League side.

He replaced Serbian Miroslav Bogdanovich who quit the side to join fellow Premier League side Aduana Stars.

Strand told Accra-based Radio XYZ that he turned down juicy offers from his native country to sign for the ambitious Ghanaian side.

“I have been to Ghana before but this time around it was on a different mission” he said.

“Before my appointment at Bechem I had a number of offers in my home country but I decided to come to Ghana just to accomplish a long cherished dream.

“My personal ambition is first of all test myself and prove myself as a Coach in these difficult conditions in Africa.

“Now I have a chance to prove a point with this club.

“I was offered a job in Sweden as well but I felt that this was a bigger challenge for me so I took it in order to toughen up as a Coach and as a personality.”

He will be in charge when United as host of King Faisal on the resumption of the Ghanaian top-tier on February 9.


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  • Assemblyman says:
    January 23, 2014 12:28 am
    What offers??apuuu!!Offers to be a P.E. Teacher at a primary school or what?Why would someone reject a juicy offer especially from his home country to join a club in a land fully of malaria parasite,if its not all because of money and opportunities.And above all a white guy!..Forget yourself and thank your new masters at Bechem!!
  • joehance says:
    January 23, 2014 08:46 am
    assemblyman , i wonder why people like u speak this way... how long do u know this coach ????? i have been watching this coach for a longtime. i know him at golden boot fc and also Tema Youth and now going and see how he has transform this club. instead of taking advantage of these coaches and learn from them so that when they are not here we can continued and used what we learn from them. Bechem the management has make a very good decision and wish the coach good luck