Ben Kuofie Confirms Appiah’s Approach

BnBen Koufie has confirmed that he has been approached by Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah to be his technical adviser and the legendary coach says he is keen on taking up the post.

The Black Stars coach was asked to suggest one person to be named the technical adviser in the Ghana FA bid to boost the technical department of the Ghana national team.

This comes after the GFA set up a three-man committee to name an astute coach to aid the Black Stars manager to improve the fortune of the Black Stars in the wake of a disastrous showing at the World Cup.

Koufie’s name came in as a surprise as many were expecting a foreign coach to take up the mantle to help Kwesi Appiah in improving the Black Stars.

With the committee set to name the person to take charge of the team, Koufie says even though he is yet to be confirmed for the post, the experienced coach says Kwesi Appiah has approached him

“Anyway I haven’t heard it but what I know is that the committee will meet today,” Koufie told Kessben FM when asked whether the committee has contacted him following Appiah approach.

“I’m ready to help him (Kwesi Appiah) on that. Why not he’s a personal friend. He asked to be his technical director and I told him I’ll do it.’’

The three-member committee will present its report to the Executive Committee this week before the technical adviser is named.

Meanwhile,German coach Klaus Toppmoller is expected in Ghana next month to begin work with Ghana Premier League club New Edubiase.

The 63-year-old who was linked to the Black Stars technical director job before the 2014 World Cup is expected in the country in September to further talks towards taking up a role with the Berkwai-based club.

Edubiase have had advanced talks with the former Eintracht Frankfurt trainer since his first arrival in Ghana in November last year where he was reportedly set to take up the technical director job with the Ghana FA.

It has now emerged that he was in Ghana to consider an offer from the Ghana Premier League club who have aspirations to challenge for top honours in the coming season.

Toppmoller will be expected to use his vast coaching experience to improve the technical efficiency of the club once he accepts to the offer.

He is also to use his eternal links to secure sponsorship for the club.

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