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09.01.2020 Football News

GFA Urged To Train Former Footballers To Take Charge Of National Teams

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
GFA Urged To Train Former Footballers To Take Charge Of National Teams
LISTEN JAN 9, 2020

Augustine Arhinful, a former Ghanaian international has called on the Ghana Football Association to train former footballers to develop the various national teams.

The various national teams are without coaches following the dissolution of technical teams for the national teams by the Executive Council of the FA.

The dissolution was announced on Thursday, January 4 the defense that the various national team have not been competitive enough.

However, the former Ashgold and Borussia Dortmund who holds License A coaching certificate says the country’s football governing body must consider training former footballers to take charge of the national teams.

“The FA has taken a decision but we hope it is in the right direction,” he told Asempa FM.

“When is the hiring of expatriate coaches end? For me, the Ghana Football Association should train former footballers to take charge of the national team.

“Imagine me being the Black Stars head coach. No player can disrespect me because the players need to know their standard.

“We have the likes of Michael Essien, Laryea Kingston, Sammy Kuffour, among other former players. The question is, what are these players doing to help in the development of our national teams?

“It is true that some former players might not have the Pro-License certificate but in developing our national teams, the Ghana Football Association must help some of the former players to get it.

“Laryea Kingston has won U-17 tournament with FC Nordsjælland in Japan so what shows that he will not deliver when given the opportunity at the national team level?

“The FA must take a critical look at some of the decisions and for me, helping the former players to get the required certificate will help in the development of our national teams.

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