Retired Ghanaian professional footballer and former assistant manager at Kaizer Chiefs in the Premier Soccer League in South Africa, John Painstil, has revealed why he has decided to go into full time coaching.
Paintsil who had an illustrious career in Europe – playing for 9 years in the English Premier League after a wonderful stay in Israel with Hapeol and Maccabi Tel Aviv, says he took the best decision to become a coach as he was retiring.
In an exclusive interview with Nhyiraba Kwabena Asirifi, on Total Sports Review on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the retired footballer said he wants to give back to society and talented children just like he was given the opportunity by the late coach Afranie.
Mr. Painstil said he is looking forward to becoming one of Africa’s best coaches and also get the chance to coach top teams in the world.
‘’I want to be one of Africa’s best coaches to coach the best teams in the world,’’ he said.
He said my vision is to assist talented young players and give them the opportunity to explore and shine like I did. I want to scout for more talents and give them the platform to be noticed.
John Painstil is currently the Head Coach for Vision Explorers.
Paintsil is now focusing on learning the trade at the Vision FC Academy and hopes grooming the kids will be a step in the right direction as he bids to make a sturdy progress in his coaching career.