Former Kotoko Coach David Duncan has stated in an interview that he finds it compromising when taking gifts from footballers.
Coach David Duncan speaking live on Multimedia’s Asempa 94.7 FM in Accra, said that he might be compromised when accepting gifts as a coach. He finds it compromising, and that is why he negotiates whatever he feels he deserves before signing for a team. Why would I look elsewhere for extra? If I want any extra, I will choose something to invest my money in to give me extra returns.
According to the coach, he will not do under hand deals or sign players with the intention to collect kick backs. He reiterated that he doesn’t do all kinds of things that under normal circumstances, other coaches do in the football industry. He stated that he doesn’t involve himself in those acts and nobody in this country and elsewhere can cite him as someone who negotiates with other parties after a player has been transferred.
“I haven’t received a bribe before. When I took Johnathan Mensah to South Africa, ask him if I took anything from him? It is my job. In South Africa, I had to bring in five foreign players but the team told me that their five player allocations were filled. I told them that once I am the new coach, I have to bring in my players. Ask Jonathan Mensah and his friend”.
He also challenged agents and player managers to come out and “finger” him if he has ever taken any kickback, percentage and what ever they might choose to call it.
David Duncan is a notable authority in Ghana’s coaching terrain, having spent time at top sides Ashantigold, Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
Brent Kojo Amenuvor