Monday, October 3, 2022

“We are looking for a top-notch coach who has the A certification, whether from CAF or UEFA”-Randy Abbey

Randy Abbey, member of the three-member committee tasked to search for a new coach for the Ghana Black Stars, has disclosed the criteria for the next Black Stars coach.

According to him, the person should either be a Ghanaian or a Foreigner and must be ready to “hit the ground for running”. He said, the race of the person is not necessary needed but rather must also fit into the government’s budget.

“The bigger picture is that we are looking for a coach who will hit the ground running because of the circumstances we find ourselves in, so obviously we are looking for a top-notch coach who has the A certification, whether from CAF or UEFA.

“That’s what we’re looking for. We’re looking for experience, somebody who also appreciates African football, Ghanaian football, knows our game, and knows our players. We’re looking for somebody who can hit the ground running and also somebody whose compensation expectations will be within our budget,” he added.

He however disclosed that the 72hours given to them was too short to to select a new coach but promised to do their best and work things out within the short period.

“Ideally, it (72 hours) wouldn’t be enough, but we also recognise the times that we are in. We obviously don’t have time; in about three weeks we have two World Cup qualifiers.

“In the next seven weeks we’ll be playing four World Cup qualifiers, so obviously there’s no time to do things in a normal manner,” he explained.

On September 13 2021, the Ghana Black Stars coach C.K Akonnor was sacked by GFA together with his two assistants for some reasons.

A committee was however set up by GFA to look for a new coach immediately after the incident happened.

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