GFA announce new technical team for the Black Starlets and the Black Satellites

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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced Abdul Karim Zito, Laryea Kingson and Jacob Nettey as coaches for the Black Starlets (Male U-17) team for the next one year.

Karim Zito, who led the Black Satellites (Male U-20) to win the 2021 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Mauritania will be the Head Coach. The former Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak Coach will be assisted by Laryea Kingson and Jacob Nettey.

Laryea Kingson is a former Ghanaian player who won 42 caps for the Black Stars and played in two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments in 2006 and 2008.

During his footballing days, he played for Great Olympics and Hearts of Oak in Ghana. He also played for Heart of Midlothian, Vitesse Arnhem, Lokomotiv Moscow, Hapoel Tel Aviv and so on.

Jacob Nettey is also a former Ghanaian player who featured for the Black Stars during the Africa Cup of Nations in 2000. He was also a member of the team that represented Ghana at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta – USA.

Netty played in his hay days played for Hearts of Oak and captained the team the team to the famous CAF Champions League glory in 2000. He also won six Premier League titles and three FA Cup trophies with the club.

The new technical team has been tasked to assemble a formidable squad for the next edition of the WAFU B U-17 Cup of Nations and the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations.

Samuel Boadu has also been appointed as Coach of the Black Satellites. The former Accra Hearts of Oak and Medeama SC coach takes over from Abdul Karim Zito.

Samuel Boadu coached Accra Hearts of Oak to their first double in two decades – Premier League and MTN FA Cup titles in the 2020/21 season.

The former Prestea Mine Stars, Ghapoha FC and Berekum Arsenal midfielder will be assisted by Desmond Offei – a 35-year-old UEFA A (Level 4) Licensed Professional football coach. Desmond is a former U-18 Head Coach and U-21 coach at Royal Antwerp FC.

He is also a former Lokeren U-21 and Lusitano SAD Head Coach. The other Assistant Coach is Salifu Fatawu – a former FC Tanga and Swedru All Blacks coach who previously worked under Karim Zito to win gold in the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Mauritania in 2021.

Meanwhile former Black Stars goalkeeper Fatawu Dauda has also been drafted in as goalkeepers coach. He played for Okwaku United, AshantiGold SC, Orlando Pirates, Chippa United, Enyimba FC and Legon Cities. Fatawu featured for Ghana at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil in 2014 and three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments in 2013, 2015 and 2017 respectively.

The immediate assignment of the new technical team is to lead Ghana to the 2023 African Games slated for Accra in August next year.

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