Sports News of Wednesday, 8 January 2020
Vice-chairman of the FA Cup Committee, Kofi Poku, says appointing an expatriate coach to handle the Black Stars will be a stupid decision.
In an interview with Asempa FM, he kicked against reports that the FA will be appointing an expatriate to handle the senior national team.
He was emphatic that expatriate coaches are not better than indigenous coaches.
“Education is very important in our lives but when you fail to listen, you are ruining your reputation,” he said.
“It will be stupid to hire an expatriate coach to take over the Black Stars. Why should we even go in that direction?
“The fact is that these expatriate coaches are not better than us. We have coaches to do the work but it is up to the stakeholders to listen.
The head of the country’s senior national team, Kwesi Appiah was given the sack and the position became vacant after the departure.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) are searching for Mr Appiah’s successor with reports suggesting they will hire an expatriate coach.
There have been reports that the Association will hire an expatriate to take over.
But Kofi Poku said it will be a stupid decision to take.
“We have the talents but the problem is that we are failing to develop them but it does not mean we need an expatriate coach. Our local coaches can do that job for us,” he added.
Kofi Poku is the latest to speak against the possible hiring of a foreign coach after former Asante Kotoko manager Isaac “Opeele” Boateng.
Opeele claimed he will prefer a dog in charge of Black Stars than an expatriate.
The GFA is expected to name a new coach before the team’s first game of the year in March.