Sports Minister-designate, Hon. Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, has stated that selection of players for the senior national men football team, the Black Stars, is easier for his son to even do, hence the need to consider local coaches for appointment.
Mr. Vanderpuye, who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Odododiodio, has been an ardent advocate of indigenous coaches and as he awaits his approval to take over as the Minister for Youth and Sports, the outspoken MP has indicated that “foreign coaches main responsibilities as Black Stars coaches should be the transfer of technology and not just calling players into the team, which they fail to do.
According to him, there are lots of talents in Ghana, which makes selection of players into the national team easier.
“We spend too much money on foreign coaches; even the salary of the president of Ghana is not close. Kwesi Appiah was doing a good job but he didn’t get the needed support,” Nii Lantey Vanderpuije told Happy FM.
“If it were selection of players into the Black Stars my son can even do that because we have a lot of quality players out there. When we employ foreign coaches, they stay abroad most often and come down when Black Stars is about to play games.
“I think foreign coaches should rather help in the transfer of technology by imparting their knowledge into our local coaches,” he submitted.
Hon Vanderpuye was last Monday vetted by the parliamentary vetting committee and is expected to be confirmed as the Youth and Sports Minister to begin work.
Source: Today Newspaper
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