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EXCLUSIVE: Desailly set for Black Stars technical advisor job after meeting Sports Minister

Published on: 12 August 2014
Mahama Ayariga shaking hands with Marcel Desailly.

Ex-France captain Marcel Desailly has emerged as frontrunner for the newly created technical advisor job for the Black Stars after Sports Minister Mahama Ayariga met him on Tuesday, can exclusively reveal.

The meeting took place at the premises of the Lizzy Sports Complex in Accra, a facility owned by the former Chelsea defender.

Ayariga is said to have held discussions on the development of sports in Ghana but analysts suspect there could be more to it with the position for the technical adviser of the Black Stars now available.

The Ghana Football Association announced on Tuesday that a three-man committee has been set-up to find a technical advisor to assist Kwesi Appiah in his duties.

Desailly has previously been linked with the Black Stars coaching job but it looks he is very close this time.

But that has been played down after it was communicated that Ayariya paid a working visit to the Lizzy Sports Complex at East Legon as part of the celebration of the International Youth Day.

Desailly called for the need for the government to partner the private sector to build such facilities around the country so that communities can have access to good sporting facilities.

He said the Lizzy Sports Complex facility has given him the conviction that, Ghanaians in every community are yearning for very good sports recreational venues.

Desailly said the Complex receives over three thousand people from schools, corporate organisations and churches who come to use the facility each week.

The Minister assured Desailly that his visit is an indication that government is thinking and is going to pursue the ideas he has been espousing and he will act quickly to bring these ideas into fruition.

Do you think Desailly can bring a new dimension to the Black Stars? Do you think he can achieve success? Do you think he can work with Kwesi Appiah? Do you think Desailly can excel?


This article has 27 comment(s), give your comment
  • selfmade says:
    August 13, 2014 12:19 pm
    Ebola Benny Sia boy! Your black uneven face like Ebola infested chimpanzee!! Just like your unsexy mother and your impotent father! Haha
  • selfmade says:
    August 13, 2014 11:30 am
    Benny... U dirty UK based dirty bastard! Haha! Have some self respect for yourself and stop molesting your ughly kids haha!! U black babaoon! U disfigured face like AN EBOLA INFECTED CHIMPANZEE about to **** one of your kids! Pic that fool! Haha
  • benny says:
    August 14, 2014 04:58 am
    Uncircumcised imbecile selfmade You only watch your useless father **** your smelly pussy mother.
  • Ghanaman says:
    August 12, 2014 10:37 pm
    Ghana will be lucky to get out of the group.....Ghana paa de!
  • Akom says:
    August 12, 2014 10:06 pm
    Are you Ghanaians so daft? A stupid journalist puts out some stupid speculation and everybody jumps at it as if it is the truth. What is wrong with you people. Anybody at all can set an agenda for you and all of you behave like robots!! Is Ayariga the one who scouts for technical people for the FA? Aaaaaba, enti ya gyimi ntia na saa? You guys should use your heads. Or just because we hate some people we are ready to grab every opportunity to spew nonsense?
  • benny says:
    August 13, 2014 06:54 am
    Listen to that idiotic fool creep selfmade.Do you know a Moron? Have a life and stop pouring stupidity because an animal's view is more valuable than yours.50 years old who shares the same room with his parents calling a minister of state moron. Your only achievement in life is spending 24/7 on GSN.Imbecilic persona.
  • Canadian says:
    August 13, 2014 06:58 am
    Benny why are you and selfmade always up in arms?
  • benny says:
    August 13, 2014 07:02 am
    Canadian ,a fifty year old should have some self respect.Selfmade has none and very stupid to say the least.
  • Paajim says:
    August 13, 2014 03:59 am
    @ Rasheed What did you say? it is about expertise and competence who is the correct person to do this job? ARE YOU the right person or you will tell us to appoint a whiteman !!!!then i tell you , you are Blind and Block headed. The world cup winners thier Tech Director was only a National player but look at work they are doing.
  • Paajim says:
    August 13, 2014 03:46 am
    @ ojuju to your saying!!! Dose the German team the Team Boss Oliver Bierhof has ahe coch any First in his life before? but still they have won the world cup. He was a player just like Daseilly . You must know that all the people around the German coach are all old players, why do not use your own old players. you people always cry for white people to help you, OH poor black people you are still in the DARKNESS come out in to the LIGHT.
  • anokwale says:
    August 13, 2014 02:59 am
    Rasheed: You are absolutely correct if this is a European team. For Ghana, we need someone who is going to be universally respected by coaches, GFA and players. This allows for real tactical and technical discussions. Moreover, we need someone who is Ghanaian but has grown up in a Western system that was successful. The fact that he has been able to successfully run Lizzy Sports complex in East Legon tells you that he certainly has the management skills. The facility is one of the few private organizations in Ghana that has maintained standards. Management of anything in Ghana is an incredible challenge. Many have failed. I think he is a good fit for this program.
  • Milky says:
    August 12, 2014 05:53 pm
    I personally wants someone with a little bit more experience to handle the black's. I have nothing against the guy. We are making the same mistakes gain..We shouldn't be doing this trial and error thing. We should get raid of AA and get a better coach instead of paying 2 people to do the job of one. Ghana doesnt have the money to be doing this. Who knows I'm might be wrong.
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  • fish says:
    August 12, 2014 06:28 pm
    @GSN,in fact you nitwits are not making journalism attractive at all.Why do always like to put out false information to ridicule some personalities.That is why I am always insulting you assholes.In your candid opinion,do you seriously think Odenkey qualifies as a technical director?.Yes ,he was a champion in the world cup as a player,Does he have enough coaching experience?.I don't blame you guys,because clueless John Mahama has appointed another clueless Ayariga who is gallivanting from personalities to personalities and taking pictures with them. First it was Bukom banku and now it is Desailly,next it will be your boss Saanie Diarra your boss.
  • Codjoe says:
    August 12, 2014 06:37 pm
    i am also not very happy with this news. Can we get someone with coaching experience to help. We have so much talent but we do not kno how to use it properly
  • kojo says:
    August 12, 2014 06:40 pm
    I would say this is good news, he should replace Appiah or Appiah should work under him responsible for local Black stars team. Kwesi Appiah is not ready for prime time in my opinion
  • Anokwale says:
    August 12, 2014 07:28 pm
    Good news. Which player or GFA official can talk nonsense to someone who: 1. Won Champions League 2. Won a World Cup 3. Owns probably the best sports complex in Ghana I dare the players or GFA folks to talk nonsense to him and let us see what happens.
  • ANSONG says:
    August 12, 2014 07:30 pm
  • Sly says:
    August 12, 2014 07:40 pm
    Check your facts man.. Kwasi Appiah has coached Kotoko before... Desailly has not coach any professional team before
  • Ojuju Spirit says:
    August 12, 2014 07:51 pm
    Oh Ghana, why hire a person who don't have any first team coaching job under his belt to advice is on his first real first team job. So these so called leaders have any idea about leading? Power to the YOUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Rasheed says:
    August 12, 2014 07:53 pm
    @Anokwale,Technical director job is not about winning the world cup and wealth.It is about expertise and competence.I don't think Daseiily is the right person.
  • fredoooooo. says:
    August 12, 2014 09:10 pm
    Pls we don't need him,he turned his back at Ghana but now he knows us.we need a foriegn man.
  • selfmade says:
    August 12, 2014 09:15 pm
    Another useless venture! Composed fa!! Bunch of confused comedians who doesn't even know what time its!! Mary go round fa!! Ghana fa is the most useless organization in Ghana lead by bunch of HEADLESS, BACKWARD THINKING MORONS! Am just waiting for the day, these non thinking homo sapiens can think for once! Ghana football ll never develop because we are led by bunch of pot belly, GO SLOW MORONS! Didn't the fa said that desailly had no footballing experience and hence relegated him to the background and what has changed then?
  • selfmade says:
    August 12, 2014 09:25 pm
    This ayariga man doesn't know what he is doing and he is heading straight into the fas nest!! Ghana fa is the most notorious, mafia organization in Ghana and if ayariga doesn't take care of his moves, he ll be mislead like mallam issah! Mark it! Today, he has meet bukom banku, today he has meet the so called rebels, today Marcel and I know this notorious fa ll bring him down if he doesn't take care! He is behaving and rushing all over but he needs to watch his steps because the Ghanaian fa is no place to joke!! Does he think that, Marcel can fit into this bunch of backward thinking morons at the fa! We live to see!
  • selfmade says:
    August 13, 2014 01:24 pm
    Ebola Benny Is better, this BORGA fii stay his wretched, dirty ass in UK and not come to Ghana because, he and his dirty mother likes eating NIPU NAMU( MONKEY MEAT)and they ll be the source of Ebola supply in Ghana! Haha! Sia boy, your swollen face with your red bottle eyes with blood coming out of your nostrils cum blood stained feaces like a BABOON WITH EBOLA! Haha!
  • benny says:
    August 13, 2014 02:44 pm
    Selfmade GSN is a bait..You are very stupid fifty year old man.Glad you are being quarantined for Ebola. Your stupidity knows no bound. You have the guts to insult a whole minister.What have you done for your life other than spending your life time on 1980 IBM table top computer stealing,watching porn and displaying your stupidity. Silly idiot .Have a life.Bastard old man..
  • selfmade says:
    August 13, 2014 03:37 pm
    Ebola Benny... U have no punch line and hr just repeats my line! U not only retarded but my dog can teach u some common sense because is obvious your father was hustling too much and your mother was BLEEPING all the hood rats hence u were neglected as a child! Haha! Did I hear u say am watching porno? Yes I like watching your mothers porno with her HAIRY AFRO PUSSY! Haha! Your mother has some BIG HIPS with small ass with big breast and she can give nice lap dance and suck dick like your grandmum! Haha! Say hi to them for me! Nexr time, I will send real sabacious or my dog to do the PORN with her! Tell her to shave her hairy afro pussy because she had it when she was carrying u in her dick pricked uterus! Haha