Government must build local coaches’ capacity for Ghana national teams – Hon. Kobena Woyome

Wisdom Kobena Mensah Woyome

Wisdom Kobena Mensah Woyome

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Ranking Member of Youth, Sports and Culture, cum the Member of Parliament for South Tongu Constituency Honorable Wisdom Kobena Woyome says the government need to improve the capacity of the local coaches in the country to be able to take up national team assignments.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) are reported to be searching for a new head coach for the Black Stars job with Milovan Rajevac’s sacking said to be imminent following a poor performance in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.

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Though reports of his sacking have been circulated, the GFA is yet to release an official letter to confirm the Serbian has left his role.

Woyome revealed his support for local coaches while calling the government to build their capacity for the national teams.

He said, “It’s sad, the technical team didn’t look sharp, the playing body showed some lackadaisical attitude.

“I have a soft spot for local coaches because I want us to build their capacity. Looking at the previous Afcons we won, we won them with local coaches, so all I am saying is that, there’s so much we can do with local coaches but the question is ‘have they built the needed capacity of local coaches to deliver?.’ And this must be the responsibility of the system [government]. This is the only way to stop appointing expatriates or looking for the best foreign coaches.”

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He also advised that the GFA should go in for the best person available if they are to go in for another foreign trainer.

“And if we want to look for expatriates, we should go in for the best and not the likes of Milo whose performance was not looking good prior to his appointment.”



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