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Appoint German as Ghana's technical director, not Serbian - ex-Kotoko coach Telat Uzum

Published on: 06 August 2014
Ex-Kotoko coach Telat Uzum

Ex-Kotoko coach Telat Uzum wants the Ghana FA to appoint a German as a technical adviser of the Black Stars instead of a Serbian following mounting reports that the association plans to engage Ljubinko Drulovic in that capacity.

According to the Turkish trainer, an experienced and tactical German coach is what the Africans need to turn their fortunes around.

The Black Stars endured a disastrous campaign at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil which has heightened debate about Kwesi Appiah ability to lead the side to success.

Media reports have emerged that the Ghana FA has approached the current coach of the Serbian team Ljubinko Drulovic to assume the role of a technical director.

The potential appointment of the 45-year-old could be deemed as subtle way to tell Appiah he lacks the managerial and tactical acumen to manage the high-profile team.

Former Kotoko coach Telat Uzum has urged the Ghana FA to appoint a German due to their immense knowledge in the game.

“I think the FA should appoint a German instead of a Serbian,” he said.

“Serbia is a good football nation but they come nowhere close to Germans in terms of coaching.

“I don’t understand why they always go for Serbian coaches. The German coaches are better equipped and understand the modern trends of the game.

“They are good planners and bring a lot on the table if the FA appoints a good German coach. They are better managers and can really help the Black Stars achieve their ultimate aim."

Appiah who took over the Black Stars reigns in 2012 from Goran Stevanovicaccording to sources, will reject this condition and step down as coach of the side.

Reports of the appointment of a technical director became prominent in the lead up to Ghana’s abortive campaign at the 2014 World Cup.

This follows statement made by former Ghana FA boss MND Jawula and the then aid to the former Minister of Sports Yaw Ampofo Ankrah that Appiah was incapable of managing the team on his own.

German Klaus Topmoller and Serbian Milovan Rajevac were linked to the role but the Ghana FA insisted it had no plans whatsoever to make such an appointment.

The association however stressed they would consider making such an appointment only at the request of Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah.


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  • maubs says:
    August 06, 2014 11:41 am
    thanks to western politics serbia lost territory, people and stability. Even as broken up territories, former yugoslavian countries continue to play good football and qualify for major tournaments cue montenegro, serbia, croatia, bosnia, macedonia so stop bitching on serbs who are hailed for knowledge of sports medicine, tactics etc across europe. The Serbian coach of a team in Japan has been personally recommended by arsene wenger to take over from him some day and is highly regarded and spoken off across the world of football. What about him as a coach of ghana?.
  • selfmade says:
    August 06, 2014 12:06 pm
    Excellent advice!! We have a lot of fools at fa and is surprising we haven't won anything yet!! I have already said that, if there is any country Ghana needs to learn from, it should be Germany and if there is any country our coach needs to go for refresher courses, it should be Germany or Italy!!! We have fools running our fa!! We have morons with no brains running our football and country!!! What has England and serbai won in the past decades? Our players performs wonderfully in ital y and hence is the idea place to send our coaches to learn and find out why they perform good!! Germany, shld be the idea place!!! Big shame to all our fa members!!!
  • maubs says:
    August 06, 2014 11:45 am
    the serbian am talking about is called drajan strankovich. google it up if dont believe.
  • danida says:
    August 06, 2014 11:56 am
    Please talat uzum we don't need your opinion as to the type of technical director we want as Ghanaians but I can see the kwesi nyantakyi led administration is on it again to disgrace Ghana Black Stars. 1) you have already given apprpval of kwesi appiah to lead the black stars for another year hence increasement of wage to $36500 and signing on fee of $100000 My questions for thought of a possible technical director option for black stars whilst AA will be in charge as coach A) Have gfa officials come to realization that AA is not up to the tasked and so far he is deemed a failure .if so why contract extent ion? B) World cup funds and kit sponsorship money has come so people want ways and means to spend all in the name of capacity building .if so what happened to AA in Manchester city? C) has AA grown horns not to share his new found money with officials so they want to show him where power lies? I rest my case but all supporters of black stars who opposed GFA action to retain AA after a disastrous world cup. BRothers let the aluta continue . No time for any imbecility more fire
  • bostonman redsox says:
    August 06, 2014 11:43 am
    Well I was against him until I read the article. Good reasoning. Just need to get a great manager who understands the modern game and player centric and not management centric. Someone who will not line with mgmt becos of corruption in order to destroy the players and team. Doesn't matter the country - I'm all for that if they find the person.
  • selfmade says:
    August 06, 2014 12:15 pm
    Thank u telat and is always strange that our Ghanaian leaders thinks BACKWARDS! Why do our leaders thinks with only the left side of their brains and not both? I can't simply believe that, our leaders are so backwardly inept and retarded and can't think straight for a second?? Ghanaians, in general are fools and ignorant and ignorant is just like a virus and it spread like a disease!! Yesterday, people were here saying that, AA should be sack but they couldn't think like telat! They couldn't question why our fa ll go for a Serbian coach in this modern era when Serbian national team as well as its clubs has not do anything on the international scene! Serbia was defeated and beaten blue and black by Ghana in south Africa world cup and yet our stupid, incompetent buffoons parading themselves as fa exc.can't think beyond their nose!! Is just shocking that, we have these kind of guys taking decisions for 24 million Ghanaians! Some of their decisions are simply retarded and they are classical egs of educated morons!! Serbia, couldn't qualify to the WC and yet our retarded, backwards leaders, are going to spend our hard monies on another Serbia for nothing!!! Am simply pissed and we need a revolution in this country because it seems most of our leaders are not only retarded clowns but backwards thinking with only one side of their brains!!
  • Anokwale says:
    August 06, 2014 12:27 pm
    I should just point out that there are plenty of Ghanaians inside and outside of Ghana who could do the job. Why are they being overlooked.
  • selfmade says:
    August 06, 2014 01:02 pm
    Great minds think alike and I have a very powerful brains! Do we have thinkers in Ghana again a or is it that all the best brains has relocated outside? I don't it very much and I still know that, there are a lot of great Ghanaian thinkers who has been relegated to the background!! I don't simply understand these retarded morons on this forum calling for AA to be sack when the fa is rather the incompetent one!! Why do we love mediocrity? Even a foreigner, knows what's good and best for us and not our retarded leaders and mind u, this guy has handle kotoko before and he knows what he is saying!! We have sent AA to England a lot of times for refresher courses and I have question the rationale behind it because the england national team has not achieved anything for ages and though their league is powerful, it has been due to outside influences!!! Our players has performed wonderfully well in Italy and we now have alot of our players there and the best place to send AA to learn is Italy or Germany!! Our leaders are simply dummies and retarded and this is what forumites needs to address and leave AA alone!! Ignorance is a disease and is spread like a virus!
  • kofi mossi says:
    August 06, 2014 11:07 am
    who asked you for your opinio?
  • Kwabena says:
    August 07, 2014 12:04 am
    Let us hire a Polish coach .
  • OGYA says:
    August 06, 2014 08:10 pm
    Kofi Mossi Monkey just shut your stinking mouth up
  • selfmade says:
    August 06, 2014 06:16 pm
    Danida... Bro, am not saying that all Ghanaians are fools but rather the people in authorities acts like fools! Bro, just think about this for a moment, how can Ghana hire a Serbian technical directator when his own country is using him as an interim coach? What has Serbian clubs coaches done for their clubs in terms of European laurels that has made our authorities fall in love with them? What? Serbia as a country didn't qualify to the WC though our authorities keeps on spending our meargre income on them!! For what!! The irony of the matter is that, the Serbian coaches that we had haven't done nothing for us but rater milk us dry! The Serbians comes here just for the money and they even have shady contracts and deals with certain members of the fa that's why they keep on going to them! What can Serbian coaches do for us rather than Germany or Italy? Germany, is the only country that understand the modern tactical aspect of the game and maybe with the exception of united states, there is no country on the earth that have organizational skills than the germans!! We should stop worshipping mediocrity! Aside the technical inputs with a country like Germany, the business and economic benefits ll be huge for both Ghana and the fa!! Nigeria, hired a Germany technical directator and their football is developing like never before!! The Serbians don't bring nothing but they come to take from us!!
  • danida says:
    August 06, 2014 05:15 pm
    Please self made I am one person that don't normally react to comments of fellow brothers but you have been consistently saying Ghanaians are fools and don't have brains . I disagree with you strongly but I know this came about as result of anger I pardon on this very point , it is the selfish interest of some lucky people who have found themselves in very advantageous position whose selfish interest comes first in their thoughts and action than the very country that has given them th e opportunity to excellent fo the benefit of all . God bless mother Ghana and always expose the wrong doers in our beloved country . AA must go