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2014 World Cup: Ex-Ghana defender Frimpong Manso backs decision to hire Man City video analyst for mundial

Published on: 22 April 2014
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Ex-international defender Frimpong Manso has backed the decision of the Ghana FA to hire the services of an expatriate video analyst for the Black Stars ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

The Ghana FA has decided to engage the services of the head of video analysis of English giants Manchester City as part of measures to strengthen the technical team for June’s tournament in Brazil.

Frimpong Manso, who previously coached the country’s Under-17 team, is thrilled with the decision.

“It’s a good thing and I’m happy the FA is going for him,” he said

“I was in South Africa at the last World Cup and saw the importance of a video analysis.

“They did an amazing work and so the idea of going for another analysis is exciting for me.

“We are in the modern era and so we must adjust to the latest trend of international standards.

“Their work is unique and it will go a long way to help the Black Stars excel in Brazil.

The additional expert will be working alongside Michael Okyere who is the substantive video analyst of the Black Stars.

The extra video analyst is one of several other experts being appointed by the Ghana FA as members of the Black Stars’ back room staff for the World Cup.

The support team includes famous Serbian therapist Mariana Kovacevic, an additional doctor and masseur.

They are being contracted on a short-term basis solely to help Ghana’s third successive appearance at the World Cup finals.


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