Jawula backs locals for Ghana job

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The former Ghana FA chief reckons an indigenous coach is capable of managing the Black Stars

Former Ghana Football Association president Lepowura Alhaji MND Jawula is the latest to throw his weight behind the appointment of a local coach for the Black Stars.

A host of native coaches, including Abdul Razak, Joseph Emmanuel Sarpong, Mohammed Polo, David Duncan and Ibrahim Tanko have expressed desire for the job since the departure of Avram Grant.

“I believe we have enough good coaches in Ghana," Jawula told Starr FM.

“You can mention a lot of them; let us give them a chance as well.

“Kwesi Appiah did well when he was given a chance [between 2012 and 2014], so I think the local coaches must be given a chance just as we do for the foreign coaches.

“We have seen so many of them succeed and I think they have even succeeded more than the foreign coaches we employ.”

Candidates have been given until March 10 for the submission of applications, but it is currently unclear how many locals have put in their official request.

Kwesi Appiah was the last native to handle the Black Stars, leading the team to the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil, where they failed to progress from the group stage.

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