GFA has the authority to select coaches for the Black Stars. Former Hearts of Oak coach Kim Grant has recommended the Ghana Football Association to pick the coaches for the national team, the Black Stars.
Government influence in the selection process, he claims, may harm the GFA’s reputation in the long run, as well as a coach’s job position when a new government takes office.
Mr. Grant claimed on The Probe that “it is the federation’s mission to employ coaches, not the government’s.” If the money comes from the government, that’s OK since it’s public money.”
“Ultimately, the GFA is bound by FIFA and CAF rulings, and the directive is that the GFA has the authority to name the next Black Stars coach,” he added.
However, he stated that if the government has proposals, confidential meetings with the GFA may be held to arrive at the best option for the national team.
The previous Hearts of Oak coach stated that the team’s development is ultimately for the sake of the country, not the GFA or the government.
“At this point in time, it has to be a GFA decision with government backing,” Mr Grant explained.
Several media sites suggested that former Brighton coach Chris Houghton, who was reportedly in Ghana for the Black Stars coach post, was the government’s preference, while the GFA was contemplating former player Otto Addo.
This fueled rumors that the GFA and the government were bidding against one other for the right to coach the Black Stars ahead of their World Cup qualifying match against Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Mr Grant feels it is critical for the two organizations to establish an agreement so that they may select the finest coach for the position.
He went on to say that divergent viewpoints might have an impact on the individual chosen for the job since he may not have the necessary backing from both institutions.
Mr Grant stressed the need of ensuring that the chosen coach gets “financial assistance from the government as well as the GFA in ensuring that the facilities and preparations are in place to guarantee that we have a successful Ghana national team.”