Government forced GFA to appoint Black Stars technical advisor- Sports Minister Ayariga
Government coerced the Ghana Football Association into naming a technical adviser to work with Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah, says sports minister, Mahama Ayariga.
Ayariga confirmed that government requested for a Black Stars technical advisor to be appointed in their bid to whip things into shape for the senior national team.
The Ghana Football Association set up a three-man committee to find the suitable candidate and has shortlisted Serb Milovan Rajevac and Flemming Serritslev out of 16 applicants.
Some football fans have criticized this decision and accused the Ghana FA of trying to impose senior man on head coach Kwesi Appiah.
But the Sports Ministry has absolved the Kwesi Nyantakyi-led of any blame saying decision to strengthen the technical team of the national team came from government.
“The truth of the matter is that government is very interested in the welfare of the Black Stars and all the national teams,” Ayariga told Joy Sports.
“Government remains very committed to ensuring that the Black Stars and all the national teams get the highest quality of coaching that Ghana can afford and the highest quality of technical support.
“But ultimately the decision about the implementation is for the Ghana Football Association so ultimately the responsibility is theirs.”
The revelation shows that the government in neck-deep into the affairs of the GFA despite the open denial in their involvement in the matters of the federation.
Ayariga says the search for a technical advisor for the Black Stars is a Government decision, but insists it is the responsibility of the FA to look for a competent person for the Job.
The ministry initially denied pushing the move for a Technical advisor when reports suggested ex-German international Klaus Topmoller was being considered for the job.
Meanwhile, the group tasked to hunt for a technical advisor for Coach Kwasi Appiah is expected to complete its search in the coming days.
It is widely expected that former Black Stars head coach Milovan Rajevac or Flemming Serritslev, a Dane, could be handed the job.