Former Ashantigold and Ebusua Dwarfs coach Ernest Thompson has advised Ghanaian clubs to have faith and trust in home-based coaches amid lack of coaching opportunities.
Ghanaian clubs have resorted to the appointment of expatriate tactician at the expense of coaches in the country in recent times.
Speaking in an interview, Ernest Thompson affirmed local coaches can perform extremely well when given same support as the foreign trainers.
"The only challenge is that the kind of support and remunerations and all others things given to the expatriate by the clubs are not given to the local coaches and that’s the reason why they part ways with local coaches within a short time”
“If local coaches are given same support or something closer as the expatriate, I think that would have been another good motivation for the local coaches to work in order to resolve payment compensation of fees to the foreign coaches but it seems we are not learning our lessons and we keep doing that and then teams are fined by CAF and FIFA to pay monies to these people much as they came and perform abysmally and that is the situation of Hearts of Oak now”
“We have to learn our lessons from that and then, have faith and trust in our local coaches and build them from what they have now and then you can help them with other courses to empower them the more. I think it will save the clubs from unnecessary spending. We have very competent coaches which I see myself as one of those coaches to handle Hearts of Oak and make it great it again” he said.