Ghana FA appoints new technical teams for various national teams

The new administration of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has appointed new technical teams to run the affairs of the various national teams with a charge to be competitive on all fronts and to win every match and competition that Ghana will take part in.

Former Black Stars captain Charles Kwabla Akonnor was appointed as the head coach of the Senior National team the Black Stars and will be assisted by coach David Duncan.

The FA named Ibrahim Tanko as head coach of the Black Stars ‘B’ national team. He will be assisted by Prince Owusu as Assistant 1 and Godwin Attram as Assistant 2.

Coach Mercy Efua Tagoe-Quarcoo will be the head coach of the senior national female team, the Black Queens. She will be assisted by Charles Anokye Frimpong with Nana Sinasen as the Physical trainer.

The FA also named Paa Kwesi Fabin as head coach of the National Under 23 team, the Black Meteors. His assistant will be Akapko Patron with Ben Owu as goalkeepers’ trainer.

Other appointments were Abdul Karim Zito as head coach of the National Under 20 team, the Black Satellites, to be assisted by Augustine Evans Adotey and Salifu Fatawu as assistant 1 and assistant 2 respectively.

Yusif Basigi was named as head coach of the National U-20 female national team, the Black Princesses and will be assisted by Imoro Amadu with Emmanuel Kwesi Selassie as the Physical Trainer.

Ben Fokuo will head the technical team of the National Under 17 team, the Black Starlets and will be assisted by Ntow Gyan as Assistant 1 and Hamza Mohammed as Assistant.

Also, Baba Nuhu Mallam was appointed the head coach of the National U-17 female team, the Black Maidens with Dora Zuta and Joe Nana Adarkwa as his assistants.

The new FA President Kurt E.S Okraku who congratulated the newly appointed coaches called on them to devote their time and energy to work in their respective national teams with passion and patriotism.

“Out of many qualified coaches, you have been chosen to work as national team coaches for our country. In making the decisions to appoint you, the council knew very well what we wanted and looked at who can help us achieve our objectives and deliver on our mandate”, he added.

As part of the ongoing restructuring, the FA has also set up a new National Teams Department headed by Deputy General Secretary Alex Asante. Other members of the department are Ex-Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah and Michael Tawiah Attoh who have been appointed as Coordinators for all National Teams.

The department is expected to facilitate training programs, preparation for matches and competitions and other activities of all national teams.

The GFA Executive Committee has decided to engage Michael Okyere and Edward Acheampong as Video analysts for the department and will be available to all National teams.

Prof Joseph Mintah has also been attached to the department as a psychologist and will be available to all National teams when needed while Mrs. Renee Opare-Otoo has also been engaged as the official dietitian for all male & female national teams.
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