Coach Eben: Ghana football lacks proper transition

Coach Ebenezer Sefah, a football scout, has said that the current issues in the senior national football team, Black Stars, is due to lack of a proper transitional system from the junior to the senior level.


The Black Stars failed to progress to the round of 16 in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after placing last in their group with just a point.

In an interview with the GNA Sports, Coach Sefah, said there was the need for the country to take a critical look at the transitional stages of the various national teams from the youth level to the senior team.

“How do you rebuild a national team? I think the only thing Ghana needs is to manage our transition very well, we should know how to monitor players, in Ghana, and it seems that after every tournament we forget about our squad and go out searching another batch of players.

“For example, the just ended victorious U-20 team that won the Africa championship and WAFU B championships has been abandoned; only two players – Issahaku Fatawu and Philemon Baffour making it to the Black Stars. We have forgotten about the rest. We need to know how the FA and Technical Directorate are monitoring these players. We need to manage the transitions well and make sure we promote them”, he stated.

The football scout said he was in support of the dissolution of the technical team, saying “the entire technical team of the Black Stars is dissolved and I’m very happy. I was excited when I heard Coach Milo had gone.”

On the issue of ‘juju’ allegations that hit the camp during the AFCON, Coach Eben said he does not believe in it.
“Players have their personal reasons for not playing for their national team. I don’t know why some of the players don’t want to play for the national team when the country needs them most; well, it is their personal reasons. –GNA

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