AFCON title-winning coach eyes Ghana coaching job

AFCON title-winning coach eyes Ghana coaching job
Winfried Schafer, former coach of Cameroon during the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations Afcon quarterfinal football match between Nigeria and Cameroon at Monastir, Tunisia on 08 February 2004 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Thando Mpembe

Wednesday Feb 21, 2024. 15:00

Former Cameroon head coach Winfried Schafer has set his sights on the vacant Ghana coaching job.

The position is vacant with the Ghana Football Association having fired Chris Hughton following a disappointing 2023 AFCON campaign in Ivory Coast.

The man who guided Cameroon to the 2002 AFCON title, Schafer has officially thrown his hat into the ring for the vacant Black Stars job.

“I have applied for the job hoping to get it,” the German tactician said on Ghana Soccer Net.

“I am ready to work with some former players who are doing well in their coaching career. I believe I can impact some knowledge in them as well to ensure we achieve success with the Black Stars with a long-term project.

“I know the Ghana league has abundant top talents. A senior team coach needs to be in the country to monitor players and give call-ups to those performing well,” he continued.

“I would spend much of my time in the country to help get qualified players in the league to be part of the Black Stars.”

The 74-year-old also led Cameroon to a second-place finish at the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup in France.

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