BY GODWIN AIKIGBE
Former Ebusua Dwarfs manager Ricardo Da Rocha exclusively told sportsrollcall.com that he was awaiting official proposal from Oman, Kuwait, Sudan, Uganda, Algeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, who are all seeking his services.
The ex Brazil defender recently parted ways with Dwarfs after guiding them to a fourth-place finish in his first stint in the Ghana Premier League.
After spending some time with his family in his home country Brazil, ex- Sporting CP center back, with deep-seated interest to coach in Nigeria, went for internship at Portuguese side Vitoria de Guimaraes, which he rounded off on Thursday 4 January.
He said: “I am in Portugal. I finished the internship yesterday in Vitoria de Guimaraes. I’m waiting for proposal from countries who have expressed interest in my services, which include Oman, Kuwait, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda, Algeria, Tanzania, and Zambia. I earnestly want to work in Nigeria so any offer from the country will be appreciated. I am free.”
Ricardo’s work ethic endeared him to Dwarf officials all of whom insist he will return to the club when he left for Brazil in October. But that dream died in December, when Dwarfs officially announced they had parted ways with the highly disciplined tactician.
Ricardo all along knew his time at the club had been up based on his chat to sportsrollcall.com on October.
“Next week I’ll be going to Portugal. I’m giving a lecture to some young coaches for 1 week. My contract with the Ghana club has ended and I have no interest in continuing. I am available,” he said.