GFA must have confidence in local coaches – Frimpong Manso



Former Black Starlets head coach, Frimpong Manso has urged the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to have confidence in Ghanaian coaches.

The FA has set up a six member committee to find a coach to replace Avram Grant after both parties agreed to part ways mutually.

Many have urged the Football Association to hand over the Black Stars to a local coach since expatriates coaches have failed to land the country a trophy.

But Manso believes with maximum support from the FA and Ghanaians, most Ghanaian coaches can succeed with every national team, especially the Black Stars.

“The GFA must have confidence in us. If we have the support from the FA and Ghanaians, we can do it.” He told Asempa FM. “No coach, foreign or Ghanaian, can succeed if there is no support.

“If Akwasi Appiah was given the needed support after the 2014 World Cup debacle in Brazil, he would have won the Afcon trophy for us. Appiah would have been doing well now, and we would not have been having this discussion at all.

On why Ghanaian coaches don’t seem interested in the vacant Black Stars job, Manso revealed that most of them are aware they would not be considered if they apply.

“Most of us are aware, we would not be considered, if we apply. We have the required qualifications for the job, but it is obvious the FA’s attention is always outside the shores of Ghana. So no matter the number who apply, they will still appoint a foreign coach”, he added.

Former national Star, Abdul Razak Jnr, is the only Ghanaian coach who has applied for the Stars job, obviously showing the lack of desire of Ghanaian coaches, for the job.

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