The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Edwen Kurt E.S Okraku has responded to the Black Stars coaching job which is currently vacant following the resignation of Otto Addo.
Following Ghana’s elimination from the ongoing 2022 Mundial in Qatar, Otto Addo who steered the team’s qualification to the World Cup has resigned from his role.
However, several names have come up after the gaffer’s resignation with Chris Hughton and other coaches leading the race for the job but the Ghana Football Association’s President, Kurt Okraku says they are not ready to announce Otto Addo’s successor.
While speaking to Graphic Sports, Mr Okraku hinted that the country’s football governing body would take its time to consider the options available to engage the key stakeholders, including the government, before arriving at the best candidate for the job.
He also hinted that such an important announcement would not be made before the end of the year, especially as the senior national team would not have any immediate engagement before their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Angola next March in Luanda.
“We knew that Coach (Otto Addo) will be leaving in six months, so we do have a succession plan,” Mr Addo told a media briefing in Doha last Saturday.
“We’re just going through the process, it’s a process and you know the GFA works with different stakeholders in this decision-making process.
‘’As I said, first thing is to get our report in quickly, have a meeting with our stakeholders, including the President, the Executive Council and Government and once that is done, we will make a decision on his successor. So yes, we have a plan,” the FA vice president stated.