Over 50 applications received for Ghana coaching post
Posted on: 2010-Sep-17        Peace fm
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Over 50 seasoned coaches have so far sent in their CVs to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to be considered for the Black Stars vacant coaching post including two Ghanaians, “Abdul Razak and one Ninson”.

GFA Spokesperson, Randy Abbey, who disclosed in this in an interview with PeaceFM News, was however, non-committal on the identities of some of the applicants.

But speculations are rife that coaches from different European countries have jumped at the opportunity seeking to lead the four-time African champions. English, French, Spanish, Serbian, Dutch and Belgians coaches have all thrown in their application to be considered for the post.

But according to Mr. Abbey, the numerous applications received, is in spite of the fact that the GFA has not officially announced a search for a new coach.

“…the Executive Committee of the FA meets and depending on the circumstances takes a decision as to whether to invite applications or not…then the criteria for selection of a coach is then decided on…

….currently, the Executive Committee (EC) has not met yet…the EC will empower the Emergency Committee to do that.

The position became vacant after Serbian Milovan Rajevac opted not to renew his expired contract with the Black Stars.

The GFA Spokesperson again reiterated that the selection of a Coach to be at the helm of affairs of the Senior National Football team will be based on competence and not on colour.

Two years ago, the GFA used the following criteria in the selection of a coach; “Qualification (License A), Experience as a coach, ie the number of years he been in the coaching business, Achievements as a coach, Ability to work in a difficult terrain, Expected compensation package or expected conditions of service (salary and entitlements),” the moderator of Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana programme revealed.

It is widely anticipated that the FA will make an appointment instead of inviting several coaches for interviews before a decision is made.

This model proved successful with the appointment of Milovan Rajevac who led the Black Stars to their first World Cup quarter finals. The Serbian also sent the Black Stars to the final of the African Cup of Nations for the first time since 1992.