21.08.2020 Football News

Mohammed Polo Crusades For The Appointment Of Ghanaian As GFA Technical Director

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
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Legendary Mohammed Polo believes appointing a Ghanaian as technical director will help keep the brand of the country's football.

The Ghana Football Association [GFA] are set to name a new technical director this month.

The technical directorate of the FA has been vacant since the exit of Francis Oti Akenteng in March this year.

Three local coaches and three expatriates have been shortlisted for the job with media reports claiming an expatriate will be handed the job.

But according to Polo, an expatriate will change our brand of football.

“Our brand of football is the “agorɔ” ball, just like the Brazilians. We need a Ghanaian to manage our football," he told Opemsuo Radio.

“Appointing a foreign brain means he will introduce his country’s football philosophy and ignore ours.

“Oti Akenteng was not given the full authority to work. If we are ready to change, then a Ghanaian can still be trusted."

Polo, however, admitted that if a foreigner will still be given the mandate, a local coach must partner him so maintain our football philosophy.

“If a foreigner is appointed then he must apply our philosophy as well. That means a local brain must supervise that," the Hearts of Oak legend added.

Mohammed Polo’s last top-flight job as a technical head was at Ghanaian giants Hearts of Oak.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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