The Ghana FA says it has resolved to accept applications while it will also headhunt in the pursuit of a new coach for the senior national team, the Black Stars.
The decision was taken at the Ghana Football Association Executive Committee’s meeting at the federation’s headquarters in Tuesday.
Ghana, few weeks ago, announced that head coach Avram Grant would not have his contract renewed at the end of February.
The status quo has necessitated the search for the next coach for the four-time African champions.
A six-member committee headed by President Kwesi Nyantakyi has been instituted to undertake the exercise. It has George Afriyie – chairman of the Black Stars management committee – Francis Oti Akenteng -Technical Director of the GFA, Opoku Nti – former Black Stars player and member of the Executive Committee – Alex Asante – Director of International Competitions – and a representative from the Ministry of Youth & Sports making up the membership.
“The committee tasked to search for the Black Stars was directed to use the headhunting and applications from interested coaches as the two methods to be used to recruit the new coach,” a Ghana FA statement reads.
It added: “Coaches – both local and foreign who are interested in coaching the Black Stars are invited to send their applications and supporting documents to the Committee at the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Committee was also mandated to target suitable and competent coaches for consideration even if they don’t apply for the post.”
Starrsportsgh.com reliably understands that the six-member committee is expected to get the Black Stars a new coach before Ghana’s next official match. Per the FA’s calendar, the Black Stars’ next official game falls in June, a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.