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Ex-Ajax Amsterdam star Anthony Obodai wants to coach boyhood club Hearts of Oak in future

Published on: 22 May 2020

Ex-Ghana international midfielder Anthony Obodai aims at handling his boyhood club Hearts of Oak as he looks to become a coach.

Obodai hanged his boots in 2016 and has since sets sight on getting the requisite licenses to be able to coach the Phobians in the near future.

"Life after football has been very good. I have a lot of projects coming up very soon." he told Adamu Muftawu.

"I am looking at how the system works in Ghana and I will surely come up with something special in Ghana."

"Yes I will love to be a coach."

"However unless I have all the necessary licenses and qualifications before I will be able fully go into coaching."

"If you ask me, I will love to coach Hearts of Oak one day because I am a Hearts of Oak fan."

Obodai joined Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam in 2001 from Ghana Premier League side Liberty Professionals.

The former Ghana U17 and U20 star later had spells at Belgian side Germinal Beerschot and Dutch sides Sparta Rotterdam, RKC Waalwijk and also Houston Dynamos in the USA.

The now 37-year-old also played for Cypriot outfit Magusa Turk Gucu and MLS sides Phoenix FC and Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

Before calling it quit on his footballing career, Obodai spent a season at Swedish side Ange IF.

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