Ghanaian Football Association (GFA) has sent all national team Coaches packing in what can best be described as operation sweep. Coaches of female national teams were also not spared.
The decision we gather is not unconnected with the football house desire to reposition the game with a view to returning the country to winning ways and days of old when teams from the country were tipped to do exploits no matter the level of opposition
GFA made the drastic decision on Thursday and the following statement was released:
“The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has dissolved the technical teams of all national teams with immediate effect.”
“The decision affects both male and female national teams.”
“The GFA extends its appreciation to all coaches and members of the respective national teams for their contributions to our teams and Ghana football.”
“We wish them all the best in their endeavors,” a statement read.
Kwesi Appiah who prior to the sweep was Black stars coach, was having his second stint as Ghana coach having taken charge of the West African giants between 2012 and 2014.
The 59-year-old, who is a retired left-back, was then reappointed in 2017. He took the Black Stars to the 2019 Nations Cup in Egypt where the team crashed out in the round of 16 after losing 5-4 on penalty to eventual third place losers Tunisia.
Ghana last won the Nations cup in 1982 in Libya after beating the hosts 7-6 on penalty. The match ended 1-1 after extra time.