Majority Leader Kyei-Mensah Bonsu slams GFA over the continual appointment of expatriates’ coaches



Majority leader in parliament, Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu has slammed the Ghana Football Association over the continual appointment of expatriates’ coaches to take over the Black Stars.

Osei-Kyei who doubles as the minister for Parliamentary Affairs stressed the need why Ghana needs to start appoints local coaches because the foreign coaches he disintegrated the various nations teams.

The Football Association over the past years have appointed foreign coaches to take over the Black Stars as the head coach but have failed to win a major trophy for the country.

Expatriates coaches with no doubt are being paid with huge sums of money which the respected Member of Parliament hugely disagree.

Kyei Mensah Bonsu further disclosed that the country spent over $70,000 every month on the immediate past Black Stars coach Avram Grant, an amount, in his opinion, has been wasted.

Addressing parliament on the recent deaths of three legendary Ghanaian coaches Fred Osam Duodu, EK Afranie and Sam Ardy, Kyei-Mensah Bonsu called on the state to put measures in place to reward ex national stars.

“We need to rely on such quality materials to be able to regenerate and reinvent our Black Stars that the recent acquisitions that we are doing. Procurement of these coaches who come to add little value to our ball play.” He told the floor of parliament.

“They (foreign coaches) are disintegrating our national teams; they are disintegrating our national team.

“If you have to step out and look for football coaches, look for the up and coming ones. At the time that Bukhard Ziesse was managing Ghana, we had Clemence Westerhoof in Nigeria and he was receiving $5,000 and he took them to their first World Cup.

“He [Westerhoof] was succeeded by Jo Bonfrere who took them to Olympics and won gold but Ghana had just four years earlier won bronze and Jo Bonfrere was given $4,500.

“When [Valery] Nepomiachi took Cameroon to the World Cupand they so much shone, he was given $3,500.
He continued, “We are paying $70,000 but little results, everything worked together worked together $50,000 cash and housing, providing vehicles [for Avram Grant] was $70,000 per month and what results have we attained.

“Let’s look out for the upcoming ones who are purposed to achieve things for themselves because you pay $50,000 and you don’t attain any results and you’re happy with it.” He added.

The Ghana Football Association are yet to appoint a head coach after the exit of Avram Grant.

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