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Ghana FA set mark for next Black Stars coach

20:37 EAT 27/02/2017
The football body says it is not perturbed about calls to name a Ghanaian as next coach of the Black Stars

Ghana Football Association communications director Ibrahim Sannie Daara says competence would be the underlining factor in the search of Black Stars next coach.

The Executive Committee of the association will convene on Tuesday to commence deliberation on the recruitment of Avram Grant’s successor.

The Israeli will officially bring his reign to an end on Tuesday after a two-year mandate, with many local pundits calling for the appointment of an indigenous coach.

“Several coaches have applied for the Black Stars coaching job,” Sannie told Asempa FM.

“We want to choose a competent coach because we have learnt our lessons from the appointment of Avram Grant.

“We don’t care appointing a local or expatriate coach because when we are getting the results they will not ask if the coach is a local coach or an expatriate coach.

“The Executive Committee will meet to decide on the appointment on the next Black Stars coach.”

Grant became Ghana coach in December 2014, leading the team to finish as runners-up at the Africa Cup of Nations two months later in Equatorial Guinea.

He recently guided the set-up to the semi-finals of the Afcon in Gabon, before mutually parting company with Ghana FA.

Local reports say over 50 coaches have already put in applications for the job.

Former France star of Ghanaian descent Marcel Desailly, Morocco coach Herve Renard, Uganda boss Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic as well as local duo of Ibrahim Tanko and Abdul Razak have all been linked to the position.