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Bashiru Hayford confirms application for GFA technical director job

By Vincent Ashitey
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Former head coach for Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Bashir Hayford has confirmed that he has applied for the position of the Technical Director role at the Ghana Football Association (GFA) on the back of reports that the position will soon become vacant.

The GFA wants a replacement for Francis Oti Akenten, whose contract will not be renewed when it expires next month [March].


Due to coach Bashiru Hayford’s high interest for the Technical Director position, the former Black Queens head coach has sent his application letter to the GFA for consideration.

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“Yes, I was told to that the FA is looking for a technical director and with my knowledge and experience in coaching I have applied without any lobbying”, the experienced trainer told Kumasi FM on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

He continued, “I will be very happy if I'm giving the job and it will be so sad should the FA appoint a foreigner”.


Bashir Hayford is a two-time Ghana Premier League winner with Asante Kotoko in 2007/2008 and Ashantigold SC in 2014/2015 season.

Hayford's rich coaching experience includes handling top-flight clubs like Power FC (now defunct), Heart of Lions, Asante Kotoko, AshantiGold and Ebusua Dwarfs.