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Dong Bortey determined to make a mark following his appointment as Gold Stars FC coach

Former Accra Hearts of Oak SC star Bernard Dong Bortey says his aim is to make an impact as a coach following his appointment at Techiman Gold Stars.

The 37-year-old was appointed as head coach of the second-tier side on Monday.

“I want to concentrate on helping the younger generation with the vast knowledge I had in football during my playing days.

“I have been coaching for two years now and so far so good. It is very stressful but I believe I have a lot to offer these young ones,” Bortey noted.

He previously had a short coaching stint with Accra-based Emmanuel FC, working under retired legendary goalkeeper, Richard Kingson, before landing the Gold Stars job.

Bortey joins the tall list of former teammates and seniors who took the bold step to enter into coaching after their careers.

The likes of Charles Kwablan Akonnor, Nii Odartey Lamptey, Laryea Kingston, Richard Kingston, John Paintsil, among others, have ventured into coaching after hanging up their boots.

When asked how he intended to transfer his impressive playing career into coaching, Bortey said he is determined to make a mark in his newfound love by working hard.

“It is a very difficult job but I’m determined to work harder to make a mark in coaching,” he added.

Source: Ghana Soccernet

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