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Dr. Owusu Ansah: Sports Ministry prefers local coach

After the exit of Avram Grant, the Black Stars managerial job is vacant and a six member committee was set up to find out who the next manager of the senior national team will be.

One of the members were to be selected from the Sports Ministry of which Dr. Owusu Ansah was selected to be part of the team.

The former National Sports Authority Chief joins Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi, Black Stars management Committee Chairman George Afriyie, Ghana FA Technical Director Oti Akenteng,  Executive Committee  member Opoku Nti and the FA’s Protocol and International Relations Officer Alex Asante to make up the six member committee tasked to find Ghana Black Stars head coach.

In the wake of the committee seeking for applications of which report claims over 70 coaches has applied and also headhunting, Dr. Owusu Ansah has reiterated that the Sports Ministry of which he represents prefers a local coach to an expatriate coach.

He is quoted as saying; ”I’ve been a coach before and I know what it takes to be a coach. All coaches should have a certain theoretical knowledge about principles of coaching. It is only the discipline that differs. So an athletic coach is no different from a football coach. So I’m looking at somebody who has a sound base, sound knowledge about principles of coaching.”

He continued; “My preference and the preference of the Ministry is for a local coach, but then like I said we are looking for quality. Personally I will be looking for somebody who is a manager who knows about the principles of coaching, somebody who can manage egos of the calibre of Black Stars players.”

Ghana head coach first tasks will be guide the team to Russia 2018 for the World Cup and AFCON 2019 to be held in Cameroon.

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