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Sacking coaches alone won’t solve Black Stars’ problems – Bagbin to GFA

By Vincent Ashitey
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The Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has stated that the firing of coaches is not the best remedy to addressing the team’s recent lacklustre performances.

His comment follows Ghana’s exit from the AFCON 2023 where the Black Stars got knocked out of the tournament with two points, drawing 2-2 with Egypt and Mozambique, respectively, and losing 1-2 to Cape Verde.

In the wake of Ghana's poor show, the GFA sacked head coach Chris Hughton and dissolved the technical team.

READ ALSO: GFA sacks Chris Hughton after disastrous AFCON 2023 exit

However, Bagbin contends that such actions fail to address the underlying issues plaguing Ghana’s football.

With the Black Stars’ Group stage exit from both the 2023 AFCON and AFCON 2021 in Cameroon, Bagbin emphasized the necessity for a comprehensive strategy aimed at tackling the myriad challenges confronting Ghana’s football landscape.

“The Black Stars and their handlers must know that they represent more than just a football team. They are a symbol of our national pride, cohesion and resilience.

“They must therefore endeavour to rise from the ashes of these setbacks and demonstrate to the world the true power of Ghana’s football. It is high time we huddled together to discuss the current state of Ghana’s football and consider a comprehensive strategy for the future.

“The sacking of coaches is not the panacea for the challenges, we must evaluate the football infrastructure, youth development programmes, coaching standards and administrative structures to identify areas for improvements,” he stated.