CONFIRMED: Kotoko closing in on David Duncan's appointment, set to offer him two year contract

Published on: 18 February 2015
CONFIRMED: Kotoko closing in on David Duncan's appointment, set to offer him two year contract
David Duncan during Hearts Against Kotoko in 2013

By Rahman Osman

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Asante Kotoko are closing in on a deal with former Hearts of Oak coach David Duncan as a replacement for coach Mas-Ud Dramani who has been told to proceed on a garden leave confirm.

Dramani has seen his stock fallen in the last two months with his team struggling to replicate the form that saw them win both the league and FA cup trophies last season.

Opinions are divided over the possible replacement of Dramani if eventually it is confirmed that he has been sacked, with former Kotoko and now Ashanti Gold trainer Bashiru Hayford being touted as a perfect replacement.

Some have also muted about the appointment of David Duncan who divides opinion within the Kotoko populace due to his links with fierce rivals Hearts of Oak.

But sources close to Duncan have revealed Kotoko are logged in ferocious negotiations with the one time AshGold trainer.

“I can confirm to you that Opoku Nti was in Accra with some officials and spoke to Duncan and he liked the idea,” A source close to Duncan told

“The only thing that is making the deal delay is the manner which Kotoko are approaching Dramani’s sacking.

“Duncan understands that there is no vacancy until  it has been confirmed Dramani has been sacked and will only move talks to the finals stages if there is a vacancy.

"The financial terms of the deal and duration are all cool to  Duncan"

Duncan has been jobless since leaving Hearts of Oak over a year ago.



  • paul a
    says: 6 years ago
    this coach is only going to fight with the management of kotoko, confuse the players, and finally leave kotoko in a worst situation
  • Andy
    says: 6 years ago
    I dnt understand dis kotoko management why shld they go for david duncan when most of the official at the kotoko board shld rather be remove,kotoko problem doesn't lies on didi dramani's sacking,the board itself has a problem and if they dnt change most of them then am i dnt think they can handle duncan as the report coming in tells he could be a better replacement,cos Duncan himself doesnt want 'nkwasias3m' and as such the board will always ve problem with hm.