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Ghana to appoint technical adviser for the Black Stars ahead of AFCON qualifiers

Published on: 11 August 2014
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah

The Ghana Football Association sets up a three-man committee to select and appoint a technical adviser for the Black Stars ahead of the start of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The decision was taken by the Executive Committee as the GFA seeks to boost the technical bench of the Black Stars following a disappointing at the recent World Cup.

The members of the sub-committee include Ghana FA's Vice President Fred Crenstil, Executive Committee member Fred Pappoe and Ghana FA Technical Director Francis Oti-Akenteng.

The decision to boost the technical bench of the Black Stars with the appointment of a technical adviser was taken at an Executive Committee meeting on Monday.

The issue of the appointment of 'technical help' has flooded the media landscape since Ghana's early exit from the 2014 World Cup.

The Sports Ministry is rumoured to have requested the boosting of the Black Stars technical team when the Ghana FA's top hierarchy held a meeting with Minister Mahama Ayariga almost a fortnight ago.

There were even reports the rumoured move was a plot to force the resignation of coach Kwesi Appiah following Ghana's poor showing at the World Cup in Brazil.

The Ghana FA has now decided to seek the 'technical help' in the appointment of an adviser for the senior national team.

The three-member sub committee is expected to find someone competent enough to be of massive help to coach Kwesi Appiah going forward.

They are expected to present their report to the Ghana FA's Executive Committee next week for further consideration.

Do you think the decision to appoint a technical adviser is good? Do you think he can work well with coach Appiah? Will there be a conflict? Which coach should be appointed? Make your views known in the box below:


This article has 15 comment(s), give your comment
  • Tk says:
    August 12, 2014 02:16 am
    @dasaitshy...stop eating onipanam or else you'll be quarantined .
  • Designer baby says:
    August 11, 2014 10:39 pm
    We need a bulldozer to get appiah out from the job which .TA is a waste.
  • Dasaintshy says:
    August 11, 2014 11:40 pm
    Who invited these Nigerian trolls unto this site, why are these foreigners so interested in our affairs like that! Maybe we should send to Volta region for some thing to happen to them so they leave us alone. I hate these trolls. who always try to migle with us. I would never waste my time on a Zambian or Nigerian website? For what? Shima or eba! Apuu! Mumu !
  • xoxoKSxoxo says:
    August 11, 2014 02:16 pm
    Good news! Let him take over after AFCON 15 and retire Dr. Kwesi Appiah.
  • Rasheed says:
    August 11, 2014 02:24 pm
    @xoxoKSxoxo,I don't trust these journalists,because they may be a denial the next minute from GFA.
  • Solposh says:
    August 11, 2014 02:32 pm
    This is a joke. Do we now have money to pay an adviser, the coach and his assistant. Please the coach is incompetent. Just sack him and consolidate the cash outlay and play a competent coach. This technical advisory role is just a waste of time. It is clear that they know kwasi appiah cannot win the AFCON so they are waiting and when he fails which is most certain they fire him and keep the adviser as the manager. Communist infrerior tactics
  • Canadian says:
    August 11, 2014 03:19 pm
    Technical adviser for what?Waste of money.If AA is good keep him,if he is not why waste money on technical advisor.We don't want any more disgrace.Nobody talked of technical advisor for Milo.Plavi Etc.Clearly AA is not up to the job.
  • xoxoKSxoxo says:
    August 11, 2014 03:30 pm
    Actually I thought about that too @Rasheed. but the sound of the news was too much to give it much thought, but you right. They like to throw anything out there to up traffic to the site.
  • afrikaba1 says:
    August 11, 2014 03:49 pm
    All they trying to do is push another Serbe there who will play players own by serbian agents
  • Sterlingz says:
    August 11, 2014 03:51 pm
    Very pathetic!!! We don't need an advisor . We want a new coach.
  • Tony says:
    August 11, 2014 04:00 pm
    I totally agree wth canadian.It is a waste of resources to have Technical advisor and Coach at de same time for Bstar but we shd have one only.
  • NONI(9JA 1ST SON) says:
    August 11, 2014 04:09 pm
    If you like employ VAN GAAL GHANA will not qualify for AFCON 2015.... 1.GUINEA 2. TOGO 3. GHANA abr33
  • Ocheni says:
    August 11, 2014 08:08 pm
    Noni.... Don't rule out Uganda Cranes to top or come second in this group.
  • ANSONG says:
    August 11, 2014 08:33 pm
  • bizzle says:
    August 12, 2014 11:49 am