We need competent coach for Black Stars job – Sports Minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Alhaji Mustapha Ussif, says a new Black Stars coach will be chosen as soon as possible to oversee Ghana’s AFCON qualifiers in March.

He told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament on Tuesday, “The people should be at ease knowing that the Ghana Football Association (GFA) is trying to guarantee that we obtain a replacement for Coach Otto Addo.”

When asked whether the coach under consideration was native or foreign, the minister responded that what the nation required was a highly skilled coach who would perform in line with Ghanaians’ expectations.

The Sports Minister also revealed that the GFA had started the search for a new head coach for the Black Stars.

He said that he had contacted the FA, who is responsible for finding a coach, about the situation.

Mr. Alhaji Ussif was responding to a public interest query from Ranking Member David Opoku-Ansah about what the ministry was doing to find a replacement for Coach Otto Addo, who left the Black Stars following the team’s first-round exit from the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Mr. Opoku Ansah said that other countries, including Portugal and France, who had lost their World Cup coaches, had moved to replace them.

Mr. Alhaji Ussif responded that the FA was expected to deliver the final report to the ministry either this week or next week because of an approaching assignment in March last week.

He indicated that Coach Otto Addo needed to be replaced so that the new coach could begin getting a team ready for the forthcoming AFCON qualifiers.

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