Mohammed Gargo appointed as African Stars head coach

African Stars Football Club on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Mohammed Gargo as head coach for the senior team.

Speaking to Nampa on Wednesday, African Stars, chairperson Patrick Kauta said the coach will replace Bobby Samaria who is currently an interim coach for the senior national football team Brave Warriors.

Gargo, who is originally from Ghana, and had a short stint with Tura Magic Football Club during the 2018/19 Namibia Premier League (NPL) season arrived in the country on Wednesday and was present at the launch of the African Stars, Under-19 football team.

Kauta stated that they hired the coach because their aim is to progress to the group stages of the 2019/2020 edition of the African Champions League.

At the moment Bobby Samaria is not with the team and we have a project that we working on and cannot be without a coach. We are hopeful and positive that Gargo will come take our project further as he has played football at a higher level and also understands Namibian football, said Kauta.

Kauta stated that their plan is to hire the coach for a period of three years.

Speaking to Nampa at the same occasion the Gargo stated that he is happy to be back in the country and he hopes his style of football as well as philosophy will fit the team well.

I have been briefed about the champions league campaign that we going to compete in and we are jumping into it as we learning to understand each other as well as the philosophy but I know African Stars has experienced player that can deliver for the team, Gargo said.

The coach added that he wants to bring a dream to Africa that Namibian players can also deliver at the same level as the rest of Africa because they are talented.

The new coach has close to 10 years coaching experience in his native Ghana.

He played professional football for several clubs in Europe including UdineseCalcio and Genoa in Italy, while he was also in the books of German clubs Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

He has 20 caps for the Ghana national team, scoring four times.

African Stars will face KCCA Football Club of Uganda in the Confederation of African Football Champions League 2019/2020 Preliminary rounds. The first leg of the contest takes place over the weekend of 9-11 August 2019 in Windhoek.

Source: Namibia Press Agency