Communications Director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Henry Asante Twum has provided an update on the search of a new coach for the senior national team, the Black Stars.
Ghana is without a coach since the departure of Otto Addo after the team’s exit from the Group stages of the 2022 World Cup played in Qatar.
A new coach was expected to be announced in January, but that hasn’t materialized and the spokesperson of the FA has assured Ghanaians that his outfit is on course to doing so.
“If the appointment of a Black Stars coach was to be the responsibility of the FA alone, it would have been done easily. But in this case, it is a long process of talks with all stakeholders,” Henry Asante Twum told Akoma FM as quoted by FootballGhana.
“Even after speaking to the coach, the FA will have to meet and inform the ministry, discuss salary, and agree on a figure, reverse to the coach to renegotiate. These processes sometimes delay the appointment.”
He added, “Yes, the announcement has been delayed, in the minds of the FA we were thinking of naming the coach latest by the end of January but that did not happen.
“A lot of discussions are ongoing between the Ministry and the FA. I cannot give a specific time or day to that effect but very soon when talks are concluded, we will name the next coach for the Black Stars.”
Per reports, former Head Coach of Brighton and Newcastle United, Chris Hughton will be named new Head Coach of the Black Stars before their next assignment in March.
The team is scheduled to take on Angola next month in the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.