Ghana and Hearts of Oak legend, Mohammed Polo has called for Chris Hughton to be sacked after Ghana’s goalless draw with Madagascar.
The Black Stars threw away their chance of sealing soft qualification for next year’s AFCON on Sunday, leaving Group E wide open, with three teams still in contention for the ticket.
Ghana has so far played three games under the former Tottenham Hotspur boss, winning just one with two draws
Assessing the trainers performance after Sunday’s game, the ‘Dribbling Magician’ described him as an incompetent and terrible coach.
He bemoaned that the game against the 2019 AFCON quarter-finalist was horrible and did not demonstrate that we understood the level of the game.
Speaking in an interview with Rainbow Radio, the former Hearts of Oak coach said: “This coach did not produce quality players or football. We must fire him and replace him with a better coach who understands excellent football.”
“In the local league, we have better coaches who play quality football and are far superior to Chris.”
“This should be a discussion. We witnessed the local coaches’ intramural league. We observed the level of excellence they brought to their games. We witnessed the calibre of players they developed and employed in their games. These coaches are unquestionably superior to the current coach of the Black Stars.
This coach did not produce quality players or football. We must fire him and replace him with a better coach who understands excellent football.”
“We need to invest in the local league because we have abandoned it.” It is not too late for us to make the proper decision. We should not wait until we have wrecked everything before making changes. Players are developed at the local level rather than at the national level. We have some time to address the concerns I’ve raised, and we need to focus on local football development.”
“If this is the type of football we play, then we’ve gone back to basics,” he continued. You don’t just get up and go to camp without any preparation. You’d also need a good coach to help you deliver, therefore if this is the type of game we want to/play, let’s hire a local coach to oversee the team,” Polo said.