A former board member of Accra Great Olympics, Robert Sackey has accused the Ghana Football Association for failing to develop local coaches.
Following the exit of Kwesi Appiah as the head coach of the Black Stars, reports have emerged that the country’s football governing will name an expatriate coach to take charge of the Black Stars.
Many have kicked against the Ghana FA’s decision with football fans in the country calling for the appointment of a local coach.
Robert Sackey, who led the Black Princesses to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in 2005, believes the GFA must appoint a local coach to take charge of the Black Stars but also accused the FA of failing to develop local coaches.
According to him, refresher courses must be organized for local coaches by the FA to help improve their knowledge in the game.
“We need a local coach who we can help with refresher courses,” he told Asempa FM.
“The expatriate coaches have failed to develop our football so this is the best opportunity for a local coach to help develop our football. We had one but he did not had the enough support.
He continued, “The technical directorate need to pick top ten coaches and train them because we don't have well-polished coaches but with the refresher courses, we will definitely get one of the best coaches in the country.
“Our Football Association has not done enough to develop our coaches and if we fail to do that, then we will always go in for expatriate coaches.
The California based gaffer also reiterated that Kwesi Appiah was a good coach but did not get support from the masses.
“I want a Ghanaian born coach because we are capable of handling our own affairs. I think Kwesi Appiah was a good coach but we did not support him,” he added.