Vice President of the Ghana Football Association George Afriyie has confirmed reports suggesting some backroom staff members of the Black Stars will lose their job following the appointment of Kwesi Appiah.
For Afriyie, there is a need to make changes in the backroom staff as the team wants to be great again under Kwesi Appiah who officially began work on Monday, May 1.
According to reports, team manager Sabahn Quaye, goalkeeper’s trainer Nassam Yakubu are the notable names very much likely to get sacked.
Former skipper Stephen Appiah is highly fancied to take over as team manager while Richard Kingson has been touted to be the goalkeeper’s trainer.
Maxwell Konadu is set to be named second assistant coach with former Cameroon assistant Ibrahim Tanko named first.
“Kwesi Appiah is the right coach for Ghana looking at the current circumstances. What is important to happen now is that Ghana Football Association have agreed to make changes in the backroom staff [which Avram Grant left behind]. We have the medical and the technical aspect so it will be necessary to sit down with Appiah on the changes,” Afriyie
“We will not sabotage any decisions from him but we cannot also allow him to bring any coach he thinks can help his course. The GFA must be involved in such crucial decisions because we are planning for the future.”
“We need someone who can fill the void when he is not around or has landed a lucrative contract in future which is more than what he is going to have now and he is ready to leave.”
“If coaches chose their assistants without any input from the GFA in the past, then Appiah wouldn’t have become an assistant under Cluade Le Roy because the Frenchman could’ve said that he will bring his own to feel secured.
“We’re always involved because we want to groom one of our own coaches for the future when the chance avails itself. We can’t leave him to do whatever he wishes to do and let me emphasis that we will scrutinise his decisions including certifications and experiences of those he recommends,” he added.