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Dong Bortey Determined To Make A Mark Following His Appointment As Gold Stars Coach

Ex-Hearts of Oak player Bernard Dong Bortey says his target is to make an impact as a coach after being appointed as Techiman Gold Stars coach.

The 37-year-old appointment was confirmed as the 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.

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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 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.

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When asked how he intended to transfer his impressive playing career into coaching, Bortey said he was 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.

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