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Four European coaches short-listed for Black Stars technical adviser job, committee to decide today

Published on: 21 August 2014
German coach Antoine Hey has experience in coaching African players

Four European coaches have been shortlisted for the position for the Black Stars technical adviser with the decision over the choice to made on Thursday after a meeting.

Two Danish coaches Flemming Serritslev and Ove Pedersen as well as Serbian Milovan Rajevac and German Antoine Hey were selected by the three-man committee mandated to search for the adviser.

The three-member committee, comprising GFA vice-president Fred Crentsil (chairman), FA’s technical director, Francis Oti-Akenten and former FA vice-president, Fred Pappoe, rejected Ben Koufie for the post.

Koufie, who was proposed by coach Kwesi Appiah, was rejected on the grounds the grounds of his age as the 82-year-old cannot cope with the challenges of the job.

Milovan Rajevac is the favourite for the Black Stars job

Already, 82-year-old Koufie, a former Chairman of the GFA between 2001 and 2005, has expressed his readiness to work with Appiah if given the opportunity but age counted against him.

This leaves ex-Black Stars coach Milovan Rajevac as the leading candidate for the post having coached the Black Stars to success at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup.

Danish coach Ove Perdersen is among the four coaches shortlisted

Antoine Hey, who is the current technical director of the Libyan FA, looks to be the closest person to Rajevac in the African experience as he has already coached in Nigeria, Gambia, Kenya and Gabon.

Pedersen spent most of his coaching career in his native Denmark with the club Midtjylland but his coaching of several African players at the club as well as in Qatar will count to his advantage.

Serritslev, 67, is the least experienced in Africa but has spent time coaching in Iran and Velje in Denmark.

Flemming Serritslev is among the four coaches shortlisted by the Black Stars

The move to hire a technical advisor, according to the GFA, was in compliance with an advice by the Ministry of Youth and Sports that the technical team of the Black Stars needed to be strengthened.

The technical adviser will work with Appiah to "steer the national team in the right direction" according to the Ghana Football Association.

The decision was taken by the GFA after the Black Stars failure to get past the group stages of the World Cup in Brazil.

Rajevac is seen as the most successful foreign coach to have worked in Ghana.

He lead the Black Stars to the final of the 2010 Nations Cup in Angola and later that year to the World Cup quarter-finals in South Africa.

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This article has 8 comment(s), give your comment
  • amoah freeman says:
    August 21, 2014 10:02 am
    What is AA doing there sack him and call a spaced a spaced
  • shine says:
    August 21, 2014 09:50 am
    Good move for Ghana at least someday sooner if they founded to be quality than Appiah surely GFA will put them as Ghana coaches. And kwesi appiah will be drop out like he did to the senior players. what goes around shall definitely comes back around. you cant be haunting your own shed and expected to enjoy your life cause everyone move with his or her own shed. the more you dig your own grave the sooner you rest peace in there forever. a drum has started beating in the ears of coach Appiah he better resign or lives to eat his own shame later. mmmmm nyafu nyafu coach appiah oooooo
  • shine says:
    August 21, 2014 10:10 am
    Alhaji Grusah seems to be geting mad each day.when I heard him insulting players because of disrespectiful, I asked myself is Alhaji Grusah is geting mad or lack of comon eaducationality. A man who slapped so many refrees in Ghana as a fully grown man he is why is it a crime for a young one to also do the samething? Alhaji Grusah was put behind bars for days.Anytime is coming out to insult Muntari he should rather innsult himself first because his also a bad man. This our Africa will never change,the old men we thought their wise now rather fools than the young ones thats why the World is now driving crazy
  • Maruf yakubu says:
    August 21, 2014 10:25 am
    simple we should sack Kwasi Appiah and appoint new manager bcos he can not take as to anywhere.
  • Perez says:
    August 21, 2014 01:02 pm
    Serritslev, is the most experienced of all the coaches. He has coached Denmark to 2 world cups, 4 euro nationals, coach at club level and coached in Nigeria, Iran, Armenia. He has coached CK Akonnor in denmark. Get a fresh chnage and give him the job
  • Perez says:
    August 21, 2014 01:05 pm
    He has designed and developed the youth set up when I was a player in Denmark. He can deal with big personalities. he has coached Bendtner at the u20 level, schemichel, toften and all these big guns. he has eye for youth and has discovered daniel agger. he is a euro technical instructor. in Nigeria he worked with local coaches. This is your man, Ghana
  • xoxoKSxoxo says:
    August 21, 2014 02:04 pm
    I See White People.
  • designer baby says:
    August 21, 2014 03:17 pm
    Milo is defninately the man,having worked with appiah before. Ben Kofi is almost a dead man with archaic mentality.