Ghana's No. 1

Ghana FA boss warns coaches without stripes

Published on: 21 July 2011

By Patrick Akoto

Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi has vowed to weed out local coaches who fail to acquire the necessary license.

Nyantakyi, 43, wants coaches in the country to upgrade their knowledge by getting the requisite certificates to back their credentials.

Over 40 top African coaches have gathered in Accra for the Caf Elite 'A' License Coaching Course.

Nyantakyi has drawn parallels and warned indigenous Ghanaian coaches they risk being banned from the touchline.

"You cannot claim to be a doctor and not have entered the medical school and you cannot be a lawyer without going to the Ghana School of law and the same should apply for coaching in the country," Nyantakyi said.

"In the next couple of months, coaches who do not have coaching certificates will be extinguished and won't be allowed to coach colts teams."

He added that: "Some are just doing so on the basis of God-given talents, but we must move beyond that and be practical and learn the latest trends and dynamics of the game by becoming professionals."

Nyantakyi vowed to revive the local game when he won a second term last month, promising radical changes in football administration.

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