Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif expects report on new Black Stars coach from Ghana FA this week
The Minister for Youth and Sports Mustapha Ussif, has said he expects the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to submit its report on the appointment of a new coach for the senior national football team, the Black Stars this week.
The sector minister made mention of this at the Public Accounts Committee hearing last week.
According to him, he is well informed by the Ghana FA on the process and procedure to appoint a new coach for the Black Stars.
The Ghana FA has received several applications in the process of appointing a new head coach for the Black Stars before the team’s next assignment in March in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
According to the GFA Communications Director, Henry Asante Twum, over 1000 applications have been received so far by his outfit.
“Over 1000 coaches have applied for the job. We keep getting applications each and every day”, Henry Asante Twum disclosed in an interview.
“The job is open for all. Once you are a competent coach. We haven’t made any shortlist and at the right time, we will. There is pressure to appoint a competent coach. We are not looking at race or colour but just a competent coach”, he added.
Coach Kwasi Appiah is the only local coach to have applied for the position.
The Sports Ministry is waiting on the report from the Ghana FA to ensure a competent coach is appointed for the long term.
The new coach is likely to be offered a two-year performance contract, according to our sources.
Ghana’s next assignment is in March for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.