GFA will name a competent coach - Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif assures

Published on: 19 January 2023

Youth and Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif, has assured that the Ghana Football Association [GFA] will appoint a competent coach for the Black Stars.

The country is in search for a new trainer following the resignation of Otto Addo.

Addo, 47, left his role after Ghana's early exit at the 2022 World Cup held in Qatar.

Reports have emerged that Chris Hughton, Hector Cuper and Manchester United assistant coach, Steve McClaren have been shortlisted for the vacant job.

With the country's football governing body expected to name a new gaffer this month, Mustapha Ussif Ghanaians should trust the GFA to do a diligent job by appointing a competent coach for the national team.

"The country should be rest assured that the Ghana Football Association (GFA) is working to ensure that we get a replacement for Coach Otto Addo," Mustapha told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament yesterday.

Asked whether the coach being considered was local or foreign, the minister said “what the country needed was a very competent coach who would deliver according to the expectations of Ghanaians.”

Mustapha Ussif also disclosed that the GFA will submit its report to the ministry by the close of this week or next week.

The Black Stars will be reassembled in March for their doubleheader of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] qualifiers against Angola.