Olele backs local coach for Black Stars

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The two-time World Cup participant believes handing the Black Stars to an expatriate would be a wrong move

Former Ghana goalkeeper Richard 'Olele' Kingson is the latest to throw his weight behind the appointment of a native coach for the Black Stars.

The four-time African champions are currently in a hunt for a new manager, following the expiration of Avram Grant’s contract on Tuesday February 28.

Predictably, there has been public division over whether the next man should be an indigene or a foreigner.

“I think it is about time we appoint a local coach,” Kingson told Asempa FM.

“When we appoint a local, we should give him a free role, so when he fails to deliver, then we [can] sack him.

“We have good local coaches in the country. We have the likes of Kwesi Appiah, Sellas Tetteh, C. K Akonnor, Yaw Preko and we have Stephen Appiah, who, I think, can join the team and advise the players.

“We should use the same coaches in the various national teams, so they can help develop the players because those players are the future players of the Black Stars.

“If we concentrate only on the Black Stars, the future will not be good for the country, so appointing a local coach will be the best thing.”

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Goal understands former Asante Kotoko coach Abdul Razak has submitted his application for the Ghana job.

Ex-Black Stars players Otto Addo and Ibrahim Tanko have also been linked to the role.

Kingson played for Ghana at the 2006 and 2010 World Cup tournaments.

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