CAF Warns Ghana Government Over ‘Dangerous’ Imposition of Coach on GFA

CAF Warns Ghana Government Over ‘Dangerous’ Imposition of Coach on GFA

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • General Secretary of CAF Veron Mosengo-Omba has warned Ghana government to stay away from the management of the Black Stars
  • The Ghana Football Association and the government have been at crossroads as to who to appoint the next coach of the Black Stars
  • The GFA is expected to name a new coach before Ghana's game against Nigeria in the World Cup qualifiers in March

The Confederation of African Football has sent a word of caution to the government of Ghana to stay away from the management of the Ghana Football Association.

The government led by the Sports Ministry have been reported to be imposing former Brighton manager Chris Hughton on the FA, while the federation is interested in making Otto Addo the coach.

In a brief interview with Joy Sports and 3 news, the Secretary General of CAF, revealed the act of government could lead to interference.

Ghana President with Chris Hughton. SOURCE: @ghanasoccernet
CAF warning Ghana government over coach imposition. SOURCE: @ghanasoccernet
Source: Twitter
“The money that the government put forward for the Black Stars, the government has to check with the GFA how you spend each penny, they have to do that, we encourage them to do that but the redline is the government cannot involve in the management of the federation," he started.
“Even if they lose you cannot say change the management, you have to change the coach. This will be very dangerous. we don’t want to come back on that again because this looks like interference. I beg the government that if tis is the intention, stop it.
"They can coerce them to monitor the funds that are put in , that is normal , I don’t think the GFA is against this , the President of CAF is not against this but please not involved in the management of the Federation."

Government forced the dissolution of the management team of the Black Stars after Ghana's poor display at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The GFA also sacked coach Milovan Rajevac after they were reportedly coerced by government to make sure the Serbian trainer leaves.

Ghanaian legislator Osei Mensah wants Chris Hughton appointed as Black Stars coach

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Osei Mensah Kyei Bonsu, the majority leader in Ghana's Parliament, believes former Brighton manager Chris Hughton is the right man for the Black Stars job.

The experienced gaffer has been in Ghana for almost a week and reports suggest he will be meeting the Ghana Football Association over the vacant coaching role.

In an interview with Angel FM, astute legislator, Osei Mensah backed the idea of Chris Hughton becoming manager, insisting he can 'weld' the average Black Stars materials.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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