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I'm proud to have served as Ghana FA technical director - Oti Akenteng

Published on: 07 April 2020

Veteran Ghanaian coach Oti Akenteng is proud to have been given the opportunity to serve as the technical director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

Oti Akenteng left the position at the end of last month after serving for 11 years. The GFA Executive Committee decided against renewing his mandate which he has described as disappointing. 

“I am so proud that I headed the technical directorate and built it to where it is. It is not easy to be at the pinnacle of a whole football association where all the technical decisions are on you,” he said.

“It is here [Ghana] that people don’t appreciate being a technical director. I have been to so many countries and was held and treated like a King.

“I was held in high esteem any time I went to seminars even in African countries. Ireland treated me like a King when I went there for two weeks. I represented Africa at the world level as a technical consultant, I led seminars on youth football development many times, so it is not a small thing to be the head of the technical department of the Ghana Football Association and I am proud I headed that position”.

His replacement is expected to be named in the coming weeks.

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