Sports Minister wants local coach appointed for Black Stars

Dr Owusu Ansah, the representative of the Sports Ministry on the Task Force to search for the next Black Stars coach has disclosed that Sports Minister prefer an indigenous coach appointed for the team

Dr. Owusu Ansah, a member of the 6-man committee to hunt for the new Black Stars coach says the Sports Minister would want to see a Ghanaian handed the Black Stars coach.

''I’ve been a coach before and I know what it takes to be a coach. All coaches should have a certain theoretical knowledge about principles of coaching. It is only the discipline that differs. So an athletic coach is no different from a football coach. So I’m looking at somebody who has a sound base, sound knowledge about principles of coaching,” he stated.

“My preference and the preference of the Ministry is for a local coach, but then like I said we are looking for quality. Personally I will be looking for somebody who is a manager who knows about the principles of coaching, somebody who can manage egos of the calibre of Black Stars players.'"

Meanwhile, there are reports that James Kwesi Appiah, the first indigene to qualify Ghana for the FIFA World Cup has been highly tipped for the Black Stars job.

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