Local coaches not good enough for Ghana job - Ghana FA chief

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A top member of the football governing body believes there is currently no native worthy of the Black Stars job

Black Stars Management Committee vice chairman Wilfred Kweku Osei says no Ghanaian coach is currently "well-positioned" to manage the national outfit.

The four-time African champions are looking to name a new coach in the coming days following the departure of Israeli Avram Grant last month.

There is public clamour for a native to be handed the job, amid speculations that former Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is close to sealing a comeback.

“We know it’s been a while we won the Africa Cup of Nations trophy, so we don’t have any excuse than to appoint a competent coach who can satisfy the need of the Ghanaians because I don’t think we will like to only participate at Afcon 2019 in Cameroon,” Osei, who is also a member of the GFA Executive Committee, told Asempa Sports.

“It doesn’t necessarily mean that we should give the job to a Ghanaian, but if we have a Ghanaian coach who has positioned himself over the years that he needs the Black Stars job, I think he should be given the role."

All four of Ghana's Afcon triumphs have come under the tutelage of local coaches, among them is Fred Osam-Duodu, who masterminded the 1978 feat.

“I am told that after Osam Duodu finished his [coaching] course in Germany, the country spent on him to become a well-groomed coach and we saw the impact he brought into our league and the national team," Osei said.

“The question is, do we have a coach who has gone through the processes Osam Duodu passed through? 

“For me, we don’t have any local coach that can handle the Black Stars. 

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"We have the likes of Ibrahim Tanko and Otto Addo who are qualified to do the job but in terms of experience, they are nowhere near Osam Duodo and other coaches that have passed away."

Reports says former France defender Willy Sagnol, together with Appiah, will be interviewed by the Ghana Football Association between Friday and Sunday before a final decision is reached.

Goal understands that a third coach, an unnamed expatriate, is also under consideration.

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