Ghana FA considering 'other options' for Black Stars job?

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A top official of the football governing body says the outfit is yet to decide on who becomes the Black Stars' new coach

Despite all signs pointing to the imminent reappointment of Kwesi Appiah as Ghana's new coach, vice chairman of the Black Stars Management Committee Wilfred Osei Kweku says the football association is yet to settle on Avram Grant's successor.

The four-time African champions are looking to replace the Israeli coach, who left the role upon expiration of his contract last month.

Goal understands that Kwesi Appiah is expected to be handed the Ghana job for the second time - three years after getting the boot for the Black Stars' poor campaign at the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.

“No coach has been appointed as the coach of the Black Stars," Osei, who is also a member of the GFA Executive Committee, told GNA.

"We are still in search for a coach and we don’t want anybody to ridicule the process.

“We know what exactly we are looking for.

"If at a certain point we feel that Kwesi Appiah is the right man for the job, we won’t hesitate to offer him the job.

“For now, other suitors are being considered for the job and that’s what we have now.”

The GFA reportedly received applications from 95 coaches, including four natives.

A search committee for the new man has since whittled the list down to about five coaches, with Appiah said to be the favourite.

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The only local in the shortlist, Appiah's candidature is highly backed by the clamour for a local man by football administrators, ex-players and coaches and the populace in general.

Ghana's Ministry for Sports has also publicly declared its support for the appointment of an indigene.

 

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