Ghana Football Association [GFA] Executive Council Member, Randy Abbey, has revealed that no local-based coach applied for the vacant Black Stars coaching role.
The Ghana Football Association set up a three-member to look for a new coach after sacking CK Akonnor and his assistant coach David Duncan.
Though it wasn’t made public for coaches to apply for the job but a host of foreign coaches applied to be the next Black Stars coach ahead of next month’s Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe.
But Dr. Randy Abbey, who is a member of the committee responsible for looking for a new coach for Ghana has stated emphatically that no Ghanaian coach applied for the job.
According to him, the committee has already received some applications, but none from any Ghanaian manager yet.
“There are a lot of unsolicited applications that have come through, but I have not seen any local application yet,” he told the Graphic Sports.
He was, however, quick to add that “it is possible that some have come to the FA secretariat this morning but I haven’t seen any yet.”
While the three-day deadline to find a new coach has now elapsed, Randy Abbey maintains that the committee will only go in for a competent coach.
“We are looking for a competent coach who will hit the ground running. It could be a Ghanaian, it could be a non-Ghanaian,” he added.
According to the Ghana FA, the three-member committee have submitted their report today, Friday, September 17.