Former Accra Hearts of Oak midfielder Esme Mends has been appointed a member of the club’s technical team, specifically as second assistant coach to Kosta Papic, ghanasportspage.com can exclusively confirm.
Mends, who played under Papic for the Phobians during the 2008/2009 season when the club won their last Ghana Premier League title, and has since maintained and enjoyed strong relationship with the Serbian coach. The news of Esme Mends joining the Hearts of Oak technical bench started circulating since Kosta Papic was reappointed head coach of the club on December 1 this year, and ghanasportspage.com can now confirm that the deal has now been finalised.
The Hearts of Oak current coaching staff is now made of Kosta Papic as the head coach, coach Asare Bediako as the first assistant and now Eme Mends joins as the second head coach to take the number of coaches for the first team to three.
“It’s true. Second assistant coach”, Esme Mends confirmed to ghanasportspage.com in brief words when asked of whether he has joined his former employers’ technical team.
Esme Mends has already, in one way or the other, begun his coaching career with the Phobians already. Accra Hearts of Oak departed Accra for Dormaa on Tuesday morning to face Aduana Stars on Wednesday, December 16 at the Nana Agyemang Badu II Park for the GPL match day one outstanding game, and ghanasportspage.com can confirm that Esme Mends traveled with the team to Dormaa, where he will be with the team not as a fan, but as a technical team member.
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