Sports administrator Moses Foh-Amoaning has called on the Ghana Football Association (GFA) urging them to name Herve Renard as the next Black Stars coach.
Foh-Amoaning said the West African nation should look no further than appointing the French man who is currently the Saudi Arabia national team’s boss who has chalked success with Zambia and Ivory Coast, winning the Africa Cup of Nations in 2012 and 2015, respectively.
His comment comes from the back of the GFA who have set up a 3-man committee made up of Vice President Mark Addo, Upper East Regional Football Association Chairman, Alhaji Salifu Zida and Dr. Randy Abbey to find a head coach for the Black Stars within the next 72 hours following the dismissal of CK Akonnor on Monday.
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There are reports, that the African nation may struggle to pay Renard’s salary he is getting with Saudi Arabia.
However, Foh Amoaning believes Renard is the best man for the job and Ghana should go all out to get him.
"I think we’ve two options, Hervé Renard is somebody I’ve spoken to earlier, he loves this country, he’s been here before he really wants to achieve with Ghana and I think all the players who play for this country, some of them have passed through his hands including our captain [Andre Ayew], and he will have the confidence not only of the players but the media and the general Ghanaian populace." "I think he’s the right person to go for. Forget about the money, every person has a price and now I know he’s engaged in Saudi Arabia but if we speak to the Saudis, I think they might be willing to release him to us to coach us in these exigencies," he stated.
Asked if he has confidence that Hervé Renard can qualify the Balck Stars to the AFCON in Cameroon, Foh Amoaning was optimistic saying:
"yes, he will take us to the Afcon and World Cup. He will win the cup of nations for us I am telling you, if we get Hervé Renard he will win it in January and you will say I told you so, just record me because it’s been 40 years, by next year exactly 40 years, and spiritually that’s always a generation, so we seem to have some luck going with us, if we do proper preparation with respect to selection of players and are truthful, and we prepare well, we will win it.” He stressed: “I think Hervé Renard has got the right temperament, he understands the Ghanaian game and because there is an emergency, because we are playing Zimbabwe home and away in October, so you need somebody who already knows the terrain and for me he’s the best person. I know the GFA is looking around for him, I really trust Kurt Okraku and his team, I think they will land Hervé Renard for us by Friday…”
The GFA fired CK Akonnor and his two Assistants on Monday, September 13 after it received the technical report from him and the report from the Black Stars Management Committee following Ghana’s Group G World Cup qualifying matches against Ethiopia and South Africa.
Akonnor played 10 matches, won four, drew four and lost two.