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Sports News of Thursday, 30 August 2018

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

Former Ghana striker Matthew Amoah appointed coach of NAC Breda

Ex-Ghana striker Matthew Amoah has been named as one of the coaches for the youth side of his former Dutch club NAC Breda, Ghana's leading football news outfit, Ghanasoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.

The 37-year-old, who was a key part of Ghana's first World Cup qualification in 2006, was handed his appointment letter to the youth side of NAC Breda on Wednesday night.

Even though he had already started work with the youth side over the past few days, he will officially begin his appointment on Saturday, 1st September 2018.

Amoah will from this season mainly focus on the attackers of the U19 side of NAC Breda and he will also spend some time training some of the younger talents at the club.

The Ghanaian, who shared the same locker room at NAC with the current manager of youth team Tim Gilissen, has the ambition to get his papers and later work as a full-time youth coach.

Amoah is currently undergoing courses with the Dutch federation KNVB and hopes to get his trainers' papers to be one of the full youth coaches as the club he honed his career.

In addition to his duties at NAC, Amoah will continue to assist amateur side Baronie O13 where he played for a year after his active career.

In the period 2007-2011 the former international (44 international matches for Ghana) grew into a Breda crowd favorite .

With 11 goals in 25 games, in his debut year (2007/2008) he was one of the mainstays in the team that finished in a historic third place.

Amoah scored 56 times in 128 games for NAC Breda.