Appoint local coach for Black Stars – Evans Addotey

Former Black Satellites Assistant Coach, Evans Adotey has urged the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS)and the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to settle on a local coach for the senior national team, the Black Stars.

His advice follows the ongoing search for a new trainer for the team after the sack of Coach Milovan Rajevac over the Stars’ awful performance at the ongoing AFCON 2021.

According to the former Karela United tactician, the GFA and government must settle on a local coach who can take major decisions and stand by them.

Speaking with the Times Sports, Mr. Adotey said what Ghana needs now is a coach who understands the development of youth players and believes in the transition from youth teams to the senior national teams.

“We need a local coach who can build the national team and transit the youth players from the junior national teams to the Black Stars.

“We need to debunk the idea that we need a coach who will qualify us to the World Cup and appoint a new coach afterwards.

“It is unfortunate that the focus has been narrowed to qualification to the Qatar FIFA World Cup. I feel Ghana needs a trainer that is capable of building a team that will survive many years to come.”

Mr. Addotey suggested the hiringof a coach for at least a five-year period and work with an FA generated development plan to achieve the expected target.

Still Hammering on Transitional development, Coach Adotey revealed how a transitional player from the Black Satellite, Fatawu Issahaku was exceptional in the Black Stars AFCON matches where he had the opportunity to play.

“Coach Karim Zito is credited for the discovery and rise of Fatawu Issahaku to the Black Stars; we all saw how he performed with the team the few minutes he has been given. There are other good coaches around who can unearth a lot of talents to improve the Black Stars. Such coaches must be identified and given the needed tools to work.”

Coach Evans Adotey is currently the Technical Director for Holy Stars FC in the Division One League (DOL).

BY EMMANUEL ASANTE

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