Ghanaian football legend Mohammed ‘Polo’ Ahmed has urged the football association to award the vacant Black Stars coaching job to a local coach.
The position of Black Stars head coach has been vacant since Avram Grant resigned from his post after the disappointing AFCON 2017 Campaign in Gabon.
According to Mohammed Polo, the country has abled and skilled personnel who can adequately handle the position, and says he does not see the need for another foreign manager.
He mentioned the likes of Sellas Tetteh, Kwasi Appiah and Maxwell Konadu as viable candidates for the job.
“In actual fact, I have never liked the foreign coaches. The fact that we have seen that all the coaches who won the nations cup for us have been local coaches speaks volumes, although unfortunately they are all gone.”
“The younger ones like Kwasi Appiah, Maxwell Konadu, and Silas Tetteh are the ones you can immediately, but so far Kwasi Appiah can stand tall because he managed to qualify us for the nation’s cup and the world cup as well. So all this experience has got to be tapped.”
“The lack of opportunities for local coaches at the senior level has crippled the abilities of the local coaches in the system.
“So for me, I don’t like to go in for expatriate coaches again, because I think Kwasi Appiah even did better than what Avram Grant came to do,” he added.
The Ghana Football Association is expected to name the new Black Stars coach within the coming months and the likes of Willy Sagnol, George Boateng and Milutin Sredojević have been making the rounds.