Yaw Preko to handle national U-15 team

BY: Maurice Quansah
Yaw Preko

Medeama SC head coach, Yaw Preko has been appointed as coach of the national Under-15 boys team.

According to a Ghana Football Association statement, Preko replaces his predecessor at the Tarkwa-based club, Samuel Boadu who has moved to the national under-20 side, Black Satellites, as the assistant coach.

He will be assisted by Ntow Gyan and Hamza Mohammed who also act as scouts for the Middle Belt and Northern Belt respectively.

Other technical handlers of the U-15 national team include Jacob Nettey (Physical Trainer and scout for Southern Belt), Isaac Amoako (Goalkeepers Coach), Lawrence Adjah-Tetteh (Welfare Officer), Issah Abdullah (Equipment Officer) and Dr Kelvin Osafo Marfo (Team Doctor).

New challenge: Yaw Preko takes up the job with a rich coaching experience

Preko, who previously worked as head coach of the Satellites in 2019, brings to his new role rich coaching experience, having taken charge of Accra Great Olympics briefly this season and also handled Hearts, Inter Allies and Nigerian side, Ifeanyi Ubah, either as an assistant coach or caretaker coach in the last six years.

Onetime player of Hearts, Preko had a rich playing career in Europe with  of Oak also played for Belgian giants RSC Anderlecht, Turkish sides Fenerbahce, Gaziantepspor, Halmstads of Sweden and Al Ettifaq FC of Saudi Arabia.

Preko, 46, won over 65 caps for Ghana during an international career that spanned 15 years.

National U-15 technical team:

Yaw Preko (Head Coach)

Ntow Gyan (Assistant Coach/Scout, Middle Belt)

Jacob Nettey (Physical Trainer/Scout, Southern Belt)

Hamza Mohammed (Assistant Coach/Scout, Northern Belt)

Isaac Amoako (Goalkeepers Trainer)

Lawrence Adjah-Tetteh (Welfare Officer)

Issah Abdullah (Equipment Officer)

Kelvin Osafo Marfo (Team Doctor)