Ghana Premier League side Legon Cities have confirmed the appointment of experienced Ghanaian coach Bashir Hayford as the head coach of the side.
The former AshGold and Black Queens gaffer will be in charge of the side until the end of the Ghana Premier League season in 2021.
Insiders say the gaffer will be in charge of the side for an initial period of a year and his contract will be extended until the end of 2023 depending on his performance with the side.
Following the dismissal of their Serbian coach, several names popped up as possible replacement for The Royals who have signed several top players this season.
Ghana Black Stars B trainer Ibrahim Tanko was the favourite to land the job but the club is believed to have settled on Bashiru Hayford.
Several names included Yaw Preko, Malam Yahaya and Godwin Attram also popped up but the experience of Bashir Hayford on the local front gave him an advantage.
Hayford’s experience spans from his days as head coach of Medeama SC through to Asante Kotoko where he guided them to win the Ghana Premier League in 2008.
He also won the league for AshGold in 2015 before being handed the coaching job of the Black Queen’s for the 2018 AWCON hosted in Ghana.
His most recent job was moving out of the country to handle the national team of Somalia and also serving as the Technical Director of the Somalia Football Association.