Prosper Narteh Ogum reacts to suggestion by former GFA boss Dr. Nyaho Tamakloe that he’s made head coach of the Black Stars

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Head Coach of Asante Kotoko Dr. Prosper Narteh Ogum has responded to a suggestion by former Ghana Football Association (GFA) president, Dr. Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe that he’s considered for the Black Stars managerial role.

Following the sacking of Milovan Rajevac as Head Coach of the Black Stars, the Ghana FA had been in search for a new coach. Earlier this week, the FA announced that Otto Addo will lead the team in the playoff of the 2022 FIFA World Cup against Nigeria in March.

Reacting to the appointment, Dr. Nyaho Tamakloe who was the president of the FA between 2001-2005 expressed his unhappiness and went on to suggest that head coach of Asante Kotoko, Dr. Prosper Narteh Ogum is given the job.

“Otto Addo, I don’t know him, and I have nothing against him but he neglected the boys when he was [supposed to have been] a part of the team [for Afcon], and such a person to me hasn’t got passion for the Black Stars,” Nyaho Tamakloe said on Gtv Sports Plus.

“I will suggest that we give a local coach, in person of the trainer of Asante Kotoko coach Dr. Prosper Ogum [the opportunity].

“I have studied that man carefully and he has brought a lot of life to Kotoko and if we really want to get somewhere, we should give that gentleman the power and I can tell you he will give us a team we can be surprised about.”

Reacting to the comments from the Hearts of Oak board member, Prosper Narteh Ogum said:

“I think probably he sat from a far and he has seen what I’m doing and per his astuteness, I mean we know him to be following football over a decade as a season football administrator, so I think per his experience and per what he has seen about me and been there as a former FA president, been with the black stars and knowing what the dynamics of what goes in at the Black Stars, probably that is what is making him take that informed decision about About me,” he told StarTimes after the 3-1 victory against Accra Lions.

When quizzed if he eyes the Black Stars job, he said: “I mean it is a national call and when the day comes and I’m available, I think once it is a national duty, we will rise up to the call.

Prosper Narteh Ogum is the assistant manager of the Black Stars B. He was appointed head coach of Asante Kotoko at the beginning of the season and has managed to change the fortunes of the club as they currently lead the 2021/22 league table with 36 points from 16 games.

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