Strand close to joining Kotoko

Tom Strand is close to agreeing a two-year deal with Asante Kotoko after holding positive talks with the management of the Kumasi-based side last week, Sports5050 understands.

A final meeting between both parties is expected to wrap up a deal which will see the Swedish trainer earn a double of his current pay at Medeama.

The Yellow and Mauve coach won the Ghana FA Cup and Super Cup in 2015.

According to reports, Kotoko chief executive officer Samuel Opoku Nti has made Strand a top priority to replace David Duncan, who could leave the club if results don’t improve.

The Porcupine Warriors are experiencing their worst start to the season in a decade, having amassed five points after five games.

Strand is already learning the history and culture of Kotoko in a bid to ensure a smooth adaptation, reports say.

Strand’s two-year contract with Medeama will end in August. He will lead the team against Sudanese side Al Ahly Shendi in the third round of the Caf Confederation Cup.

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