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Hearts confirm Serbian trainer Kosta Papic as new head coach

Published on: 01 December 2020

Hearts of Oak have announce Serbian trainer Kosta Papic as the club's new head coach following the demotion of Edward Odoom to the youth team.

The experienced coach takes over for the 2020/21 season after just two games in the campaign and will be on the bench when the Phobians host Karela United on Friday.

Papic arrived in Ghana at the weekend to take over the Technical Director role but after a disappointing start to the season, which includes defeat to Inter Allies last Sunday, the club's top hierarchy decided to had him the coaching role.

The 60-year-old Serbian was in charge of the Phobians when they last won the league in the 2008/09 season.

He will be assisted by Asare Bediako, who was appointed assistant coach in November.

After leaving Ghana following the league triumph in 2008/09, the Serbian has coached various clubs, including Young Africans of Tanzania, South African sides Black Leopards, Chippa United, Polokwane City and Royal Eagles.

He was appointed national coach of eSwatini (formerly known as Swaziland) in December 2018 and left the role in December 2019.

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