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Hearts’ Decision To Go For A Foreign Coach Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone

I’m really surprised about the whole issue. What even fascinates me most is the fact that people cannot discern the real problem. Ever since a top official of Accra Hearts of Oak granted that interview, all the discussions about it, for me, have been restricted to the surface. This matter is just a symptom of a deep rooted problem in our entire football industry.


The taste for expatriate coaches isn’t anything new in this country. Ghana Football Association once told us our folks were incapable of managing the Black Stars. Just like how they prefer foreign-based players, they always rate the expatriate managers over the local ones. Even when they are coerced to appoint our own, they still choose a foreign-trained Ghanaian coach.


In this same way, our clubs trust the foreigners to excel when it matters most than the local coaches. Clearly, there’s a massive gap between the coaches here and those there. But who should be blamed? We condemn our own with excuses, such as they lack the experience, they don’t know much, and still give away the chance to curb the situation.

It’s obvious the officials governing football in Ghana don’t respect the league and its products. They perceive the players and coaches lack everything to shine on international platforms. To make it worse, they are not making efforts to develop them either.


Our administrators also harbor the same notion. Once it’s only the league, the local coaches are manageable. For Africa, they don’t give them a dog chance. This is the reason why Hearts of Oak would sack Samuel Boadu for a foreign coach. We’ve seen a similar incidence at Asante Kotoko years ago. 


Until the respect for our league is regained, the problem will continue to persist. 

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