Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is calling for more home grown coaches to handle African national teams.
Appiah, an ex-Black Stars captain, was one of seven indigenous coaches out of sixteen at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
He led Ghana win a disappointing fourth place finish but Nigeria's local coach Stephe Keshi led the Super Eagles to their third African title in South Africa.
Appiah says getting more local coaches in charge of African sides and given them the needed backing is the way to go.
"It is important that sometimes along the line countries give opportunities to their own to see what they can do and if possible encourage them and support them in everywhere as they will do if they should will bring someone outside the country, Appiah told the BBC.
"I donĺt think is a bad idea bringing somebody outside your country but the most important is encouraging your own as well.
"So that along the line you can always depend on somebody coming outside your country to coach. That is the step that Ghana and Nigeria have taken."
Appiah will attempt to qualify Ghana for a third successive FIFA World Cup finals when the qualifiers get back this weekend.
His Black Stars will first play Sudan in Omdurman on Friday night.
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