Over 50 seasoned coaches have so far sent in their CVs to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to be considered for the Black Stars vacant coaching post including 2 Ghanaians, “Abdul Razak and one Ninson”.
GFA Spokesperson, Randy Abbey, who disclosed this in an interview with Peace FM an Accra based Radio Station, was not willing to disclose the identities of some of the applicants.
Speculations are however rife that coaches from different European countries have jumped at the opportunity seeking to lead the four-time African champions. English, French, Spanish, Serbian, Dutch and Belgian coaches have all thrown in their application to be considered.
According to Mr. Randy Abbey, the numerous applications have been received although the GFA has not officially announced a search for a new coach.
“The Executive Committee of the FA meets and depending on the circumstances takes a decision as to whether to invite applications or not…then the criteria for selection of a coach is then decided on. Currently, the Executive Committee (EC) has not met yet…the EC will empower the Emergency Committee to do that” he noted.
The position became vacant after Serbian Milovan Rajevac opted not to renew his expired contract with the Black Stars.
The GFA Spokesperson again reiterated that the selection of a Coach will be based on competence and not nationality or colour.
Two years ago, the GFA used the following criteria in the selection of a coaches; “Qualification (License A), Experience as a coach, Achievements, Ability to work in a difficult terrain, Expected compensation package or expected conditions of service (salary and entitlements),” Mr. Randy Abbey revealed.
It is widely anticipated that the FA will make an appointment instead of inviting several coaches for interviews before a decision is made.
This model proved successful with the appointment of Milovan Rajevac who led the Black Stars to their first World Cup quarter finals. The Serbian also sent the Black Stars to the final of the African Cup of Nations for the first time since 1992.