Black Stars management committee vice chairman, Wilfred Osei Palmer, fears no local coach is competent enough to handle the Black Stars.
The search for a new coach has developed into a debate as to whether to continue with the recent trend of a foreign coach or go for a Ghanaian as they did with Kwesi Appiah in 2012.
Since 2005, as many as 5 of the last 6 coaches have been foreigners and the executive committee member feels it has been all about competence rather colour.
In his view, the foreigners have been a notch higher than Ghanaians and feels no local is currently well equipped to handle the role.
“We know it’s been a while we won the Africa Cup of Nations trophy so we don’t have any excuse than to appoint a competent coach who can satisfy the need of the Ghanaian people because I don’t think we will like to only participate in the AFCON 2019 in Cameroon,” he told Asempa Sports.
“It doesn’t necessarily mean that we should give the job to a Ghanaian but if we have a Ghanaian coach who has positioned himself over the years that he needs the Black Stars job I think he should be given the role.
“I am told that after Osam Duodu finished his course in Germany, the country spent on him to become a well-groomed coach and we saw the impact he brought into our league and the national team.”
“The question is, do we have a coach who has gone through that processes Osam Duodu passed through? And for me we don’t have any local coach that can handle the Black Stars. We have the likes of Ibrahim Tanko and Otto Addo who are qualified to do the job but in terms of experience they are nowhere near Osam Duodo and other coaches that have passed away.
The new coach is set to be appointed in April.