Ghana committee sets Black Stars applications deadline

Ghana committee sets Black Stars applications deadline
Jonathan Mensah of Ghana shields the ball away from Blati Toure of Burkina Faso during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations ©Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday Mar 04, 2017. 13:00

The Ghana FA special committee tasked with finding a new coach for the Black Stars has set next Friday as the deadline for applications.

Friday, 10 March 2017, at 5pm is the cut-off point for applications in regards to the Ghana coaching role.

The post is currently vacant following Avram Grant’s departure last month. The Israeli and the Ghana FA parted ways after he saw out his tenure with a disappointing showing at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Grant’s former assistant, Maxwell Konadu, is currently in charge of the Black Stars on a caretaker basis and is expected to lead the team during the March international window.

GHANASoccernet reports that approximately 75 coaches – both local and international – have applied for the post.

The likes of Milutin Sredojevic, Herve Renard and Harry Redknapp have been linked with the job by media reports.

Ghana will look to name their new coach by April to give him time to prepare for their 2019 AFCON qualifier against Ethiopia in June.

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