Ghanaian football tactician George Boateng has earned himself plaudits after guiding Aston Villa’s U21 to an unprecedented success story in the Papa John’s Trophy in England.
The Nkawkaw-born issued instructions from the dugout in the final Group K game as his side slapped EFL League One side MK Dons 4-2 in a hotly contested game.
Keinan Davis was on target as he continued his return from injury, with Cameron Archer (2) and Aaron Ramsey also finding the net for George Boateng’s boys.
Villa did not just record victory in the final group game but also emerged top of the stanza through the tactical ingenuity of the Ghanaian who is enjoying a meteoric rise in his coaching career in the shores of England.
The intriguing aspect of the out success chalked by Boateng is found in the fact he used the U21 side of Villa to defeat the first team sides of three EFL League One clubs – MK Dons, Wycombe Wanderers and Burton Albion.
Following this success, Boateng who is largely regarded as a potential Black Stars coach in the nearest future will be hoping to win the ultimate as the competition reaches the knockout phase.
Several media reports in Ghana linked Boateng to the Black Stars coaching job following the sacking of Charles Akonnor but the ex-Dutch international had committed himself with a fresh deal Villa.
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