GFA President gives reasons for the sacking of all national team coaches Featured

08 Jan 2020
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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kurt Okraku says the reason for the sacking of all the national team coaches is due to the poor performance of the various national teams last year in their various competitions.

In an unexpected move last week, the GFA fired all the coaches for the the national teams both men’s and women’s teams and youth teams.

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah and his assistant Charles Kwabla (CK) Akunnor, Black Queens coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo and Black Meteors coach Ibrahim Tanko were also sacked.

As at the sacking of the nine coaches which occurred last week, no reason were given but now GFA president Kurt Okraku has pointed at the dissappointing performance of various national team coaches.

“We have not been as competitive as we want to be in all our national levels,” GFA President Kurt Okraku said.

“We need to find ways to be competitive, bring the love back and bring the teams back into the finals and in the end, win trophies.

“This is what the council also aims to achieve that is why this was done,” Okraku added.

Last year was disappointing for all football lovers in Ghana, starting from the national U-20 men’s team which were sent parking at the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations at the group stage.

Black Stars also failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations Quarter finals in June.

Black Queens Of Ghana couldn't book a ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

The local Black Stars continue the disappointing run after they failed to defend their WAFU Cup of Nations title as they lost to Senegal in the final.

The national U-23 team rounded up the disappointing year in November, 2019, when they failed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

By Ayodele Emaye

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