New Kotoko Coach Mariano Barreto arrives in Ghana, Abdulai Gazale to train in UK


Asante Kotoko’s new coach Mariano Barreto has arrived in Ghana to begin his new job.

The club announced in a statement that the 64-year-old has joined on a one and a half year deal.

According to sources, in a Board meeting yesterday in Kumasi, as part of Kotoko’s partnership with English Premier League side Southampton, coach Abdulai Gazale would be traveling to the United Kingdom for some training programmes thereby opting to be an Assistant Coach/Youth Team coach to allow him chance and flexibility.

Barreto handled the Ghana national team from February 2004 to September 2006 where he started the 2006 World Cup qualifications campaign.

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

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

By: Kwaku Oduro

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