Oppong is a UEFA B licensed coach, but also a former Canadian under-20 and under-23 defender who played in Germany. Oppong and de Guzman have a history together – both natives of Scarborough and both featuring with German-club FC Saarbrücken. Oppong brings an interesting resume to the table both as a coach and player. Since 2013, the 36-year-old has coached at VfR Mannheim, TSV Amicitia Viernheim and FC Ziegelhausen.
Prior to hanging up his boots, Oppong was a U20 and U23 Canadian International, while also captaining the U20 squad and playing in the U20 World Cup in 2001, and featuring for five second and third division clubs in Germany.