Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kwesi Nyantakyi is urging the task force responsible for selecting a new Black Stars coach to broaden their search beyond well-known candidates.
Led by GFA Vice President Mark Addo, the task force has been given 21 days to find a replacement for sacked Black Stars head coach Chris Hughton.
The committee, which includes Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Black Stars legend Opoku Nti, as well as renowned lawyer Ace Ankomah, has outlined specific criteria for potential coaches.
In an interview with GTV Sports Plus, Nyantakyi emphasized the need to avoid solely focusing on high-profile names. He stated, “If we look at big names only, we will bring the same recycled coaches here. At the end of four years, we will be back to square one.”
During Chris Hughton’s tenure, Ghana’s performance in the 2023 AFCON was disappointing, with the team exiting the tournament at the group stage after failing to secure a victory in three Group B matches. The team suffered a 1-2 defeat to Cape Verde and managed draws against Egypt and Mozambique, ultimately falling short of expectations.