Twenty-five short-listed for national team jobs

Published on: 18 October 2011

By Ameenu Shardow

Young-budding coach Isaac Opeele Boateng leads a list of twenty-five applicants to be interviewed by the Ghana FA for seven vacant national team posts.

This follows the short-listing of over a 100 applicants who put themselves forward for consideration as coach for all national teams except that of the senior side, the Black Stars.

Also short-listed is Medeama coach Bashir Hayford who is currently on a one-month leave.

Orlando Wellington who failed miserably with the U-20 team, the Black Satelites earlier this year at the African Youth Championships has also been named in the short-list.

Kuuku Dadzie is the clear favourite to land the Black Queens job following his impressive works with the national female U-20 team, the Black Princesses at the All Africa Games where Ghana won an historic silver medal.

Also included in the list are ex Ghana international C.K Akunnor, Heart of Lions' Paa Kwasi Fabin and interim Medeama coach Yussif Abubakar.

No expatriate applicant made the list which could be interpreted as the Ghana FA's effort to perhaps give maximum opportunities to local coaches.

The short-listed applicants will take turns to be interviewed by a panel from October 19 all through to October 21st where the interview sessions will come to an end.

Below is the 25 short-listed applicants and dates they are to appear before the interviewing panel.

Thursday, 20th October, 2011

1. Orlando Wellignton 2. Malik Jabir 3. Paa Kwesi Fabin 4. Abubakar Yussif 5. Jonas Amissah 6. Prince Yaw Owusu 7. Adotey Evans 8. Sulley Mohammed

Friday, 21st October, 2011

1. Isaac Opeele Boateng 2. Dadson Smith 3. Edna Yeke 4. Mercy Tagoe 5. C. K. Akunnor 6. Ben Fokuo 7. Frimpong Manso 8. Shaibu Ibrahim Tanko 9. Robert Sackey


  • Dr. Zomito
    says: 8 years ago
    All these guys are not as good as Bashir Hayford. These should remove the hate and give him a better coaching job.
  • adams valencia
    says: 8 years ago
    my bet is on Frimpong Manso, Isaac Opeele Boateng, C.K Akunnor,Jonas Amissah and Malik Jabir
  • adams valencia
    says: 8 years ago
    The FA know exactly who can perform so no libilibi deal pls. coach Bash is a potential for the nation as well as the following manso, opeele,malik, akunnor and amissah
  • Sabato
    says: 8 years ago
    Malik shd be considered.
  • laka
    says: 8 years ago
    where is coach Silas Tetteh
  • Adahunzu
    says: 8 years ago
    There are'nt seven vacant jobs. there are more than seven. Assistant coaches are also going to be selected from the list as well as all the technical staff. Strikers coach, defensive coach, goal keeper trainers. etc. I think majority of these guys will all have jobs with the FA at the end of these interviews. Robert Sackey is not a local coach. He coaches in America. We hope when these coaches are selected they do not use the old system of selecting players for the various teams, butconduct proper trials for places on the national teams. They should also be giving the right budget for them to scout the whole country often to select the right squads. When a coach fails more often than not they blame their players, yet they have the power to chose the players. the job really starts from the selection process.
  • kokroko
    says: 8 years ago
    Coach Isaac Opeele Boateng is my number 1
  • Bismark
    says: 8 years ago
    Coach Opeele and Prince Yaw Owusu are my favorites
  • Dr. Zomito
    says: 8 years ago
    Opeele is a good talker but on the pitch he is nowhere. Why was Poolo not considered for an interview?????