Ex-France captain Marcel Desailly ready to help boost Ghana football and Black Stars

Published on: 4 years ago
Ex-France captain Marcel Desailly ready to help boost Ghana football and Black Stars
Marcel Desailly says he will help the Ghana national team in various ways

Ghanaian-born French football legend, Marcel Desailly, says he is ready to put his rich experience and global influence at the disposal of Ghana football and the Black Stars.

The former captain of the French national team gave the assurance after he paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Youth and Sports, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah at his office in Accra this week.

They discussed issues relating to the development of Ghana sports in general as well as future co-operation by the ministry and Lizzy Sports Complex, a modern sporting facility at East Legon and one of the local investments of the renowned footballer.

Desailly pointed out that the development of sports in the country was lagging behind due to the lack of modern infrastructure and said he was ready to put his facilities at the disposal of national teams, including foreign national teams like Cote d’Ivoire who had in the past camped at the Lizzy Complex.

He said as a Ghanaian with the requisite expertise and experience in football, he would always make himself available to the ministry in any capacity to support sports development in the country.

In response, Mr Afriyie Ankrah welcomed the offer from Desailly and expressed the desire for collaboration between his ministry and the Lizzy Complex.

He also expressed the desire to forge a good alliance with the football legend in the ministry's future development plans, especially in the areas of boxing and other sporting disciplines.

Source: Daily Graphic


  • benny
    says: 4 years ago
    Add him to the black stars tecnical staff, there are lots of idiots in there who needs eye opening. AA needs help . Nyantakyi gave Milo epen arms so l don't see why including Marcel being a problem.
  • Ghanaman
    says: 4 years ago
    After being rejected and humiliated in Vietnam and realizing how few opportunities there are for a Black Coach he is now back in Ghana. Welcome to reality!! It ain't easy out there.
  • kwame
    says: 4 years ago
    He should go and test his skill elsewhere first, and not to come here and confuse AA. You can't change a winning team
  • Assemblyman
    says: 4 years ago
    After expressing openly on the little chances of Ghana making it to the next stage.He now warns to join the back room staffs of the team,he perceives as a potential looser.Eii,why and what for ? Mr Vietnam reject !!
  • Idressi
    says: 4 years ago
    We want assistance coach at Sewe Sport,apply you might be lucky.
  • Ogya
    says: 4 years ago
    Its is evident how stupid and idiotic some of the people in this forum are, Obviously these two morons, GHANAMAN and KWAME are typical empty cans making noise as the wing is blowing them on a dirt road. Give me any Ghanaian player past or present that has achieved anything remotely closer to what Desailly has achieved. Your coach Akwesi Appiah will be carrying the jockstrap of Desailly in the world of soccer. The only reason why AA is coaching the B/S and Desailly is not has nothing to do with competency but a lot to do with having friends in high places or the jealousy that he chose to play for FRANCE instead of GHANA. But you know one thing, Desailly knows how to win in the WORLD CUP and Akwesi Appiah does not. AA never played in any WC and as we all can see, he will never in his lifetime. As far as coaching in the WC, any uncle TOM coach in the right place at the right time can get the chance to coach in the WC but that doesn't mean they will win anything. Are you kidding me, that Stephen Appiah gets to be a member of Black-Star technical team and Desailly is not? It's all due to AA's fear of inferiority, that someone who knows a thing or two about the WC will be breathing over his shoulders. That will be the only reason he will not add him, typical Ghanaian behavior, always ready to diminish one's accomplishments. I feel so sorry for Ghanaians and their jealousies.