Former Ghanaian attacker, Matthew Amoah is set to begin another path in his football career after he was appointed one of the coaches for the youth side of his former Dutch club NAC Breda.
The Tema born striker was handed his appointment letter on Wednesday night and is due to begin his new duties on Saturday, September 1 in The Netherlands even though he had already started work with the youth side over the past few days.
The 38 years old former attacker has been tasked to focus mainly on the attackers of the U19 side of NAC Breda and he will also spend some time training some of the younger talents at the club.
The Ghanaian, who shared the same locker room at NAC with the current manager of youth team Tim Gilissen, has the ambition to get his papers and later work as a full-time youth coach.
Amoah is currently undertaking courses with the Dutch federation; KNVB and hopes to get his trainers’ papers to be one of the full youth coaches as the club he honed his career.
In addition to his duties at NAC, Amoah will continue to assist amateur side Baronie O13 where he played for a year after his active career.
Matthew was part of Ghana’s first ever team to appear at the FIFA World Cup in Germany 2006. He played 44 international matches for Ghana from 2007 to 2011 when he won the hearts of NAC Breda fans. He was also part of the Black Stars team that played in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
With 11 goals in 25 games, in his debut year (2007/2008) he was one of the mainstays in the team that finished in a historic third place.
Amoah scored 56 times in 128 games for NAC Breda. He also played for Borussia Dortmund and Vitesse Arnhem.