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Kotoko announces Mariano Barretto as new head coach

Kumasi Asante Kotoko SC have announced former Black Stars trainer Mariano Barretto Jeronimo as the club’s new head coach with immediate effect.

The Portuguese has arrived safely in Ghana to replace Maxwell Konadu who was sacked in December 2020.

Johnson Smith and Abdul Gazele  took over on interim basis as the head coaches of the Kumasi based side

The 64-year-old handled the Ghana national team from February 2004 to September 2006 where he started the 2006 World Cup qualifications campaign.

He last team was Lithuanian giants FC Stumbras and has handled several other clubs in Europe and in the Asia.

Barreto has also coached the Ethiopia national team between April 2014 and March 2015.

Written by Kweku Eshun

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