Winning the MTN FA Cup is a dream come true – Tom Strand

mdTarkwa-based Medeama FC trainer, Tom Strand, says he is ecstatic about annexing the MTN FA Cup at the expense of Asante Kotoko, describing the feat as a dream come true.

The 35-year-old Swedish import says clinching the accolade proves his worth as a coach, while showering praises on his players for their co-operation.

Mediama beat Kotoko 2-1 in a thrilling final at the Essipong Stadium on Sunday.

“To win this trophy; it means a lot to me because it’s a dream come true and it’s also a proof to myself that I’ve done something good. The whole club, together, has also done something good and so everybody is super happy about this,” Tom Strand told Luv Sports in Kumasi.

The young tactician believes his side deserved to win the game because they were the better side and looked more purposeful than their opponents from the beginning to the end.

“We’re the better team during the 90 minutes. I mean we’ve won one in the past and then I think that we played the better football so I think that we deserve to win the game,” he added.

The 35-year-old is optimistic of victory against one of the heavyweights in the Ghanaian top-flight gives the team inspiration to go into the CAF Confederation Competition with the mindset of excelling.

“I believe in my team and I believe in our force as well. We will need to fill up or strengthen up some positions to fill up the team which I think we need to upgrade in some part of the team,” Tom emphasized.

He has one year left on his contract with Medeama SC and there is speculation many clubs including Accra Hearts of Oak are looking to engage his services.