Rahim Tijani to join Hearts of Oak as assistant coach

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Experienced coach, Abdul Rahim Bashiru Tijani, is set to join Hearts of Oak for the upcoming 2023/24 BetPawa Premier League season.

This is according to a report by africa-foot.com on Tuesday evening.

The 42-year-old coach, who previously served as an assistant at Legon Cities for two seasons, will assume the role of deputy to the yet-to-be-named head coach of the club.

Hearts of Oak, determined to bounce back after finishing 12th with 46 points and missing out on the top four last season, have already begun preparations for the upcoming campaign.

The team commenced their pre-season training at the Pobiman Sports Complex in Accra on Tuesday, August 1, 2023.

The club has already listed the first batch of their technical team for the upcoming season; Dutchman Rene Hiddink being the technical director. Abdul Rahim Bashiru Tijani will be working under this team.

Tijani's coaching credentials boast a wealth of experience both locally and abroad. His coaching journey includes assistant roles at Legon Cities and Great Olympics in Ghana, as well as head coach positions at UniStar Soccer Academy and Wassaman United.

Notably, he has also contributed to the development of football beyond Ghana's borders, serving as an assistant coach for Niger's U-17 and U-20 national teams.

Furthermore, Tijani has gained experience at the Ghana National Sports College as a head coach of lower league club, Windy Professionals.
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