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No local coach can handle the Black Stars – Alhaji Grusah

Bankroller of first division side Kumasi King Faisal, Alhaji Karim Grusah has stated emphatically clear that, none of the local coaches in the country is eligible for the Black Stars job following Ghana’s recent exit from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.

The Black Stars heading into the tournament was guided by local gaffer, Coach Kwesi Appiah.

After topping the Group in the qualifiers ahead of Kenya, he was paired in Group F alongside defending champions Cameroon in the AFCON of which he also finished first in that group. Against Tunisia in the round of sixteen, Ghana suffered a painful defeat to the Carthage Eagles 5-4 on penalties which got them crushed from the competition, their worst AFCON performance since 2008.

Coach Kwesi Appiah was the first local coach to handle the Black Stars from the period of 2006. He qualified the Black Stars to the 2013 AFCON in South Africa and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil but got sacked after these tournaments following a poor output. The mantle was handed to him again after extending his shores to Sudan where he managed Al Khatoum but failed to reach the target that was given to him by the Normalisation Committee.

With this, Alhaji Karim Grusah who has been one of the oldest administrators in our game believes none of the local coaches in the country can handle the Black Stars at the moment.

So therefore, the Normalisation Committee should sack Coach Kwesi Appiah and appoint a foreign coach for the Black Stars for he believes they have the ability to restore the past glories.

By: Iddriss Abdul Rahim/

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