World Cup failure won’t cost new Ghana coach his job

World Cup failure won’t cost new Ghana coach his job
Asamoah Gyan of Ghana celebrates goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals football match between Ghana and Mali at the Port Gentil Stadium in Gabon on 21 January 2017 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Monday Apr 03, 2017. 18:30

A failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup will not cost the Black Stars’ new coach his job, according to GHANASoccernet.

The Ghana FA are currently undergoing a search for a new permanent manager of the national team, following the departure of Avram Grant in February.

One of the tasks the new coach will be burdened with is an attempt to turn around the Black Stars’ fortunes in their World Cup qualifying group.

Ghana are currently third in their Group E behind Egypt and Uganda, having picked up just one point from their first two matches - both of which came in the Grant era toward the end of last year.

The next coach, who is likely to be one of Kwesi Appiah, Willy Sagnol or Hugo Broos, faces a tough task in trying to secure qualification for Russia 2018.

Ghana have appeared at the last three World Cups in succession and will need something special in the remainder of their Group E campaign, which restarts in August and September with back-to-back games against Congo.

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