Churchill Brothers moved to appoint their former goalkeeper and ex-Ghanaian international Edward Ansah as the head coach for the upcoming I-League season. Edward was a vital part of the Churchill Brothers team between the years 1999-2004 and retired with the club.
During his stint at Churchill, Eddie came close to winning the NFL title in 2003 with fellow Ghanaian footballers Osumanu Hussein and Yakubu Yusif, but they were pipped by Mohun Bagan to the title.
Following retirement, Edward took up the role of goalkeeping coach for Ghana and was part of the National Team technical staff during the 2006 and 2010 World Cup campaigns. During his time with the NT, he worked closely with the Serbian coach Milovan Rajevac and other prominent coaches on the international scene such as Claude Le Roy, Mariano Baretto and Burkhard Ziese.
Edward was also part of the management at Ghanaian clubs Dreams FC and Bechem United. The 56-year-old will arrive in Goa in June to monitor player recruitment for the upcoming season. He replaces the outgoing Romanian coach Petre Gigiu who steered Churchill to a fourth place finish in the 2018-19 I-League season.
Edward was always loved by the club and now he returns as our coach. He has lot of coaching experience since he left the club and his arrival will surely give us an edge.
We expect him to take charge of the team soon.Churchill Alemao, Owner, Churchill Brothers SC.