GFA to submit final report on new Black Stars coach next week - Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif reveals

Published on: 18 January 2023

Youth and Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif, has said the new Black Stars head coach is close to being appointed by the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

The senior national team is currently without a substantive head coach following the resignation of Otto Addo after Black Stars' early elimination at the 2022 World Cup campaign in Qatar, where the team exited in the group stage.

Speaking before the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament on Tuesday, Ussif said the GFA will submit a report by next on the next appointment.

According to him, the Ghana FA is expected to present a final report to his ministry on who they have decided to hand the role.

“The Ghana Football Association is in the process of hiring a new coach and I have personally engaged them and they have indicated that a final report will be submitted to the Ministry possibly this week or next week,” he said.

“I know we have an assignment in March this year and we need to have a new head coach, so he can start preparing for the AFCON qualifiers.

“The country should be assured that the GFA is working to ensure that we get a replacement.”

The Black Stars will be back in action in March when the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers resume with a doubleheader against Angola.