Medeama sign on van der Pluijm

BY: Samuel K. Obour

MTN FA Cup champions, Medeama SC, have signed a two-year contract with Dutch coach, Hans van der Pluijm.

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The deal, which was expected to be sealed yesterday, would see the former Berekum Chelsea, Heart of Lions and Ashantigold coach leading Medeama in their maiden African campaign next year.

The President of Medeama, Moses Armah, who made the disclosure to the Daily Graphic yesterday, explained that the club opted for Coach van der Pluijm for his vast experience on the African terrain.

Beyond Ghana football, Coach  van der Pluijm also had a CAF Champions League stint with Ethiopian champions, Saint George, in 2010.

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The coach, who holds Ghanaian citizenship, was recommended to the management of the Tarkwa-based club by the current head coach, Evans Adotey, who has been recalled for national duty with the female U-17 team, Black Maidens.

Due to his new role,  Coach Adotey would be assisting Coach  van der Pluijm as and when the Black Maidens were not engaged, Mr Armah said.

The Medeama boss hinted of plans to appoint a regular assistant coach to help van der Pluijm in the discharge of his duties.

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