Ghana FA unveils roadmap for hiring next Black Stars coach

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The Ghana Football Association has announced a comprehensive roadmap for hiring the next coach of the Black Stars, following the dismissal of Chris Hughton from the role.

A five-member search committee has been established to evaluate and recommend a suitable candidate for the position.

The search committee, which will be chaired by Vice President of the GFA Mark Addo, includes legal practitioner and law lecturer Ace Ankomah (Esq.), Director of Coaching Education of the GFA Professor Joseph Kwame Mintah, Ghana football legend Opoku Nti, and William Caesar Kartey, Chief Director of the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

The committee has been given a deadline of three weeks to recommend the next Black Stars coach to the Executive Council for approval. To ensure transparency and thoroughness in the process, a detailed job description for the head coach position will be published shortly.

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According to the GFA, the ideal candidate for the role should possess the following qualities:

1. Be a proven winner in coaching top men’s national teams or club football.
2. Have a football philosophy that aligns or complements the GFA’s DNA.
3. Hold the highest football license in the world with over 15 years of coaching experience.
4. Have a proven track record in team reconstruction, organization, and development of young talent.
5. Possess strong disciplinary, tactical, and leadership skills.

The GFA has emphasized its commitment to finding the right person for the job, stating that it is determined to appoint a coach who can lead the Black Stars to success and make Ghana proud. The association has called on all stakeholders to support the search committee in its quest to find the perfect candidate.