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17.09.2021 Football News

No local coach applied for Black Stars vacant job - ExCO Member Dr Randy Abbey reveals

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
No local coach applied for Black Stars vacant job - ExCO Member Dr Randy Abbey reveals
LISTEN SEP 17, 2021

Ghana Football Association [GFA] Executive Council Member, Randy Abbey, has disclosed that no local coach has applied for the job.

The Black Stars are currently without a coach following the sacking of Charles Kwabla Akonnor on Monday.

The 47-year-old and his two assistants, David Duncan and Patrick Greveraars, were all fired after Ghana’s poor start to the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

The GFA subsequently instituted a three-member committee made up of its Vice President Mark Addo, Upper East Regional Football Association Chairman, Alhaji Salifu Zida and Randy Abbey to find the next national team coach within 72 hours.

According to him, the committee has already received some applications, but none from any Ghanaian manager yet.

“There are a lot of unsolicited applications that have come through, but I have not seen any local application yet,” he told the Graphic Sports.

He was, however, quick to add that “it is possible that some have come to the FA secretariat this morning but I haven’t seen any yet.”

While the three-day deadline to find a new coach has now elapsed, Randy Abbey maintains that the committee will only go in for a competent coach.

“We are looking for a competent coach who will hit the ground running. It could be a Ghanaian, it could be a non-Ghanaian,” he added.

Meanwhile, the three-member committee have submitted their report to the Ghana Football Association today, Friday, September 17.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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