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04.12.2019 Football News

Trust Ghanaian Coaches - GFA Technical Director Urges Clubs

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Trust Ghanaian Coaches - GFA Technical Director Urges Clubs
LISTEN DEC 4, 2019

Ghana Football Association technical director, Francis Oti Akenteng has called on clubs to put more trust in indigenous coaches.

With the Ghana Premier League yet to kick off on December 27, several questions have been raised with the quality of coaches in the country.

The conversation has recently taken a new turn as the quality of expatriate coaches have come under question on the back of underwhelming performances.

“It’s about time we trusted our local coaches because they learn a lot like the white coaches,” Akenteng told Ashh FM.

“We should also know that there are a lot of factors that contribute to losing matches but we always blame our coaches.

“Our clubs should have patience for our local coaches because they will deliver when given time to work."

“We have over 150 Caf Licenced A coaches in the country, 300 Licenced B, 400 Licenced C, but we always rely on white coaches so we don’t ask for our local coaches," Akenteng went on.

“Ghanaian clubs don’t value the coaching courses we do in the country but they [courses] are the best and the same as those courses that are being done in other countries.

“We must change our attitude and give our local coaches work to do because they can do it perfectly.”

Currently, all of Ghana's national teams are under the supervision of indigenous coaches.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports Journalist