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Coach Annor Walker wants to win titles, leave legacy at Black Stars B

BY: Kwame Larweh
Coach Annor Walker

Accra Great Olympics’s head coach, Annor Walker, is looking forward to his new role as the technical head of the home-based senior national team, Black Stars B, and says he is fired up by a desire to leave a good legacy by building a formidable and competitive team capable of winning laurels at the international stage.

The veteran coach has been praised for rejuvenating Olympics into a credible Ghana Premier League title contender this season, and his appointment last week as Black Stars B head coach is seen as a fitting reward for turning around the fortunes of the Wonder Club.

 Walker, who replaced Ibrahim Tanko after only one year in charge, says he is ready to take up the challenge of bringing his expertise and rich experience to bear on the national team reserved for only home-based stars.

“I am very grateful to the Ghana Football Association Executive Council for this opportunity. I will be very committed to the job offered me so that I can provide good service to the nation and leave a legacy that would be cherished by the present and future generations,” Walker told the Graphic Sports.

The new Black Stars B coach will be assisted by WAFA head coach, Prosper Nartey Ogun, with Ghanaian legend, Richard Kingson, as the goalkeepers' trainer, and former Ghana and Hearts of Oak defender, Emmanuel 'Senegal' Armah, as the physical trainer.

Big ambitions: Annor Walker, head coach of the Black Stars B

Walker, a CAF License A holder, is famed for masterminding Nania FC's domestic double a decade ago, when he led the division one side to defeat  Asante Kotoko 1-0 to win the 2011 MTN FA Cup in 2011, and later defeating Berekum Chelsea to win the Ghana Super Cup.

The coach maintains that he has the capacity to effectively manage Olympics and the national team without either roles getting in the way of the other because he has capable backroom teams to help him manage the two tasks.

“My job as Technical head of the national team will not interfere with  that of Olympics because I have a team of technical men who will assist me to deliver efficiently,” he assured the Graphic Sports.