Former Asante Kotoko manager Isaac “Opeele” Boateng is enraged with reports that Ghana Football Associaton (GFA) is considering appointing an expatriate as Black Stars coach following Kwesi Appiah’s departure.
Opeele, who is a regular on Asempa FM’s flagship morning program, Ultimate Sports Show, said that he would prefer a dog in charge of the Black Stars rather than having an expatriate coach.
The position of the Black Stars has become vacant after the GFA decided against renewing Kwesi Appiah’s contract. The decision according to GFA President Kurt Okraku was because the national team has not been competitive.
Following Appiah’s departure, media reports have been rife that Ghana will turn to a foreign coach but Opeele believes that will be suicidal.
“Those who were crusading that Kwesi Appiah should be sacked and replace him with an expatriate coach have done a disservice to this country. What I want to tell them is that not all of us are deaf and dumb.
“I will prefer to see a dog coaching the Black Stars than to bring in an expatriate coach because some people feel they own the country but that analogy must be quenched,” he added.
Coach Christopher Nimley, who was also on the program reiterated that he will organize a demonstration against Kurt Okraku’s administration should they name an expatriate to be in charge of the Black Stars.
“I am only telling Kurt Okraku and his Executive Council members that they should bring in any expatriate coach,” he said.
“Some Ghanaians are aware of the shady deals outside the country. Some of us are aware of the coach they want to bring to the country but some of us will not allow that.
“I will organize a one-man demonstration should they go ahead and name an expatriate coach. I am calling on President Akufo-Addo because if care is not taken, the Ghana FA will ruin our football,” he added.
Kwesi Appiah was in charge of the Black Stars for two years between 2017 and 2019. He managed 25 games, won 11, drew 9 and lost 5 games.
This was his second stint with his first stint also lasting for two years between 2012 and 2014.