Former Ghana international midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has said that during his short term with Asante Kotoko, he loved working with Opeele Boateng.
Until being appointed as the stopgap trainer after Herbert Addo’s dismissal in 2010, Opeele Boateng worked as an assistant coach of the Porcupine Warriors.
Badu had a brief spell with Kotoko in 2009, during the U20 World Cup.
With his brief stint at Kotoko following his move from Berekum Arsenal, Agyemang Badu admired Opeele’s management skills, maintaining that he enjoyed working under the former boss of Tema Youth.
I transferred from Berekum Arsenal to Kotoko, so I didn’t encounter a lot of coaches in Ghana, but I enjoyed Coach Opeele during the two games and the month I spent with Kotoko.
“I think Herbert Addo was sacked after the Hearts match and Opeele took charge of the next matches against Tema Youth.
He invited me and Samuel Inkoom after the game to have lunch at home with him and that was good.
“He showed that coaching goes beyond what happens on the field, and the month I spent with him I really enjoyed it,” he said.
For his understanding of the game and his strategic ability, Opeele, who has been a soccer analyst since then, has received acclaim from many quarters.