Kila who has a lot of experience in youth coaching have worked in countries such as Japan, Holland, Ghana and New Zealand.

"My main objective is to train and coach the youth teams at Bengaluru FC and to develop the skills of these youngsters so that they become professional players capable of playing for the first team.

“I look forward to giving structure to a development plan for both coaches and youth teams with the experience I have gained over the years," said Kila in a release by the club

Bengaluru FC’s Chief Operating Officer Mustafa Chouse expressed his delight over Kila’s appointment.

"We are excited to have John on board to head the youth program. He comes very highly recommended having successfully implemented youth programs in various parts of the world.

“We strongly believe that there is an abundance of football talent in the country and are committed to providing this talent the best support possible to achieve their true potential as footballers and as individuals," he said.

The Dutch tactician qualified WAFA to the Ghana Premier League in the 2014/15 season and they placed 10 on the log sheet.