After receiving over 100 applications for its advertised vacant Technical Director position, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced six candidates have been shortlisted for interview for said vacant position.
According to the GFA, six candidates, comprising of three Ghanaians and three foreigners have been shortlisted for position and are currently undergoing interviews through video conferencing, with a select committee of the GFA.
” The Ghana Football Association wishes to announce that six candidates have been shortlisted for interview for the vacant Technical Director position”, the FA announced in a statement.
The GFA Technical Director position became vacant recently after Mr. Samuel Oti Akenteng left the position following the expiry of his contract with FA. It still remains sketchy whether Oti Akenteng refused to continue in his position, or the GFA opted not to renew his contract.
The Technical Director is a component required by the world football governing body, FIFA, considering the importance of their role in the development of football in the country of every FIFA Member Association, and the GFA has highlighted the responsibilities that would be required of the yet-to-be appointed new Technical Director.
” The new Technical Director will be responsible for the technical development and progress of the GFA. His responsibilities also include planning and executing a long-term view of how to continually raise standards and innovations both on and off the pitch and to ensure that the path from development teams, (junior national teams) to Ghana Men Senior Team (Black Stars) and Women’s Senior Team (Black Queens) are always integrated, learning is shared and the basic principles of how we play are integrated”, the FA stated.
Upon completion of the ongoing interviews with the shortlisted candidates, the Select Committee is expected to submit its reports to the Executive Council of the GFA for approval before the new Technical Director would be announced.