Hunt for new Ghana Black Stars coach begins

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The Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has set up a three-member committee to search for a new coach for the senior national soccer team, the Black Stars.

This follows the expulsion of Charles Kwablan Akonnor following the team’s poor start in the African qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The appointment of two of his assistants has also been terminated.

A statement by the GFA tasked members of the committee comprising GFA Vice President Mark Addo, Upper East Regional Football Association Chairman, Alhaji Salifu Zida and Dr. Randy Abbey to find a Head Coach and Assistants for the Black Stars within the next 72 hours.

The termination of the appointments follows the receipt of the Technical Report from the erstwhile Head Coach of the Senior National Team and the report from the Black Stars Management Committee following Ghana’s Group G. World Cup qualifying matches against Ethiopia and South Africa.

The statement wished C.K Akonnor and his Assistants the very best in their future endeavours.

Ghana currently has three points after two matches in the African qualifiers and will continue their quest to the next round in October when they face Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.

Meanwhile, a former President of the Ghana Football Association, MMD Jawula says CK Akonnor’s termination as Head coach of the Black Stars was expected.

This is because the performance of the Black Stars in the first two World Cup qualifiers was uninspiring, which clearly did not sit well with a lot of Ghanaians.

Speaking on news and current affairs programme ‘Behind the News’, Alhaji Jawula said the most important issue now is to find a Coach who in the interim can get the team on track to qualify it for the global showpiece in Qatar 2022.

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