With less than a month to play those two matches, Ghana is yet to name a successor to Charles Akonnor. A three-person committee was put in place to hunt for a coach in 72 hours following the sacking of CK Akonnor. Some coaches put in application to lead the Senior National team. Afterwards, news went viral about the return of Milovan Rajevac. It emerged later that, the former Thailand and Qatar coach has touched down in Ghana to finalize his takeover.
Whiles the Nation is yet to confirm a new coach, it is emerging however that, invitations have been sent to clubs for the services of Ghanaian players in the coming matches. Who is leading the move to invite players for the coming task? Can Ghanaians blame the coach if the team fails to win the two games?
As soon as CK Akonnor was booted out of office, the expectations were a successful takeover by a new coach. That did not go that way.
The home and away matches against Zimbabwe is crucial to the extent that, Ghana can not afford to lose or drop points in those games. With South Africa beating Ghana at home to take over the top spot, Ghana is now faced with the burden of outclassing them at the summit. The remaining teams cannot be undervalued in this scenario.
Are players going to qualify Ghana to the global tournament or the new coach will execute that job? With coach not being appointed as at now, could he be blamed in case of any mixed outcomes next month?
Although Ghana has a technical director but call-ups are basically carried out by the head coach. Since he sits and takes direct charge of the team on the pitch, the coach’s formation and system determine the sort of material he should engage.
If it is the sole motive of the coach to lead the country to Qatar next year, he ought to have assumed duty by now.
For Afcon, the Nation has three months to prepare unlike World Cup qualifiers. If Ghana is into serious business of making it to the next World Cup, it must reflect in the manner in which the issue about next coach is handled. A coach will have his head on the chopping board in the midst of troubles, hence must not be stifled.
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