The President of the Ghana Football Association says the sport body is working within time to hire Goran Stevanovic's successor ahead of this year's 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
According to Kwesi Nyantakyi, the GFA will broaden its search beyond the preference for a local or foreign coach when it draws up a list of candidates for the Black Stars job over the next few weeks.
“We are only interested in getting the best available technical expertise for the national team and don’t bother whether it is a local or foreign coach,” Kwesi Nyantakyi said at the first GFA organised monthly press briefing held in Cape Coast on Saturday.
Competence remains the top criteria for the GFA with Nyantakyi explaining that the process leading to the appointment of substantive coach will be finalised in time before Ghana's first 2014 World Cup qualifier against Lesotho in June.
“There is no format for the selection of the Black Stars coach. The only criteria is competence.”
“The Executive Committee will be meeting very soon to kick start the process of appointing the next Black Stars coach.
“We are looking at taking the decision very early so whoever takes over gets at least six weeks to prepare the team for the qualifiers in June.”
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