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09.04.2012 Sports News

Abedi Pele backs local coach for Ghana job

By Ghanasoccernet.com
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Ghana legend Abedi Ayew Pele is backing the appointment of a local coach for the Black Stars.

Reports have linked interim-coach Kwesi Appiah and Sellas Tetteh to the job which became vacant after the dismissal of Serbian Goran Stevanovic last month.

But ex-France captain Marcel Desailly is said to be the frontrunner to become the next Black Stars coach.

What looks certain is that the Ghana Football Association will not appoint an expatriate coach this time round.

Pele, who guided his second-tier side Nania FC to win last season's Ghana MTN FA Cup, says a Ghanaian coach can handle the national team.

“I don't mind if a Ghanaian takes the job,” the three-time African Footballer of the Year said.

“They have to give him [Desailly] all the support that they gave to the European coaches.”

“Look, those who have won all the trophies for Ghana are all local coaches. What is wrong with keeping a local coach?.”

The Ghana FA set a three-week timeline to appoint Goran Stevanovic's successor.

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