Former Coach of Hearts of Oak, Samuel Boadu has been spotted at the training grounds of Kumasi-based Division Two side, Cornerstone FC despite denying that he has reached an agreement to be the coach of the team.
On Monday, a Twitter post by Kumasi Cornerstone revealed that the club has reached an agreement with Samuel Boadu to take charge as their new head coach ahead of the 2023/24 season.
However, Samuel Boadu rubbished the claims, stating that he hasn’t even held talks with the team.
“I haven’t signed for Cornerstone and I haven’t even held conversations with anyone at the team. I haven’t even made my mind on joining them. How can I live in Accra and manage in Kumasi?” Boadu quizzed in an interview with Kessben FM.
He continued: “I’m even surprised seeing this because I haven’t held talks with the club. There’s no truth in this, you can verify from anyone at the club.”
Despite strongly denying the links, Boadu has been spotted at the training grounds of Kumasi Cornerstone, leading the team in their preparations for the new season.
Samuel Boadu has been without a club since partying ways with Hearts of Oak at the beginning of the previous season. Boadu in a year and half at Hearts of Oak won the Premier League title, the MTN FA Cup on two occasions, the President Cup and the Ghana Super Cup.
However, a poor start to the previous season saw Hearts of Oak end their contract with him. Boadu after leaving Hearts of Oak served as head coach of the Black Satellites, where he led the team to the WAFU Zone B Boys Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, bowing out in the group stages.
Despite the manner in which Boadu left Hearts of Oak, his services was needed by a plethora of clubs, including Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko. However, he has agreed to sign a deal with hometown club Kumasi Cornerstones, where he has been tasked to bring the team back to the Division One League.
Kumasi Cornerstone is the oldest existing football club in the Ashanti kingdom. The club was formed in 1931, 4 years before Asante Kotoko was formed.
Cornerstone have a rich history in Ghana football. They are two-time winners of the FA Cup (1959 and 1965), winners of the 1979 Ghana Telecom Gala Champions and 1987 WAFU Championship.
Nevertheless, they’ve vanished from Ghana’s topflight football after suffering demotion in the late 90s, while suffering a series of demotions further down the Ghanaian football ladder.
Cornerstone will be competing in the Regional Division Two League in the Ashanti Region next season and Boadu will be hoping to qualify the team to the Access Bank Division One League in his first attempt.