The discussion for the Ghana Football Association Technical Director role has heated up in the past few days with the conversation narrowed on the skin colour of the successor for Francis Oti Akenteng.

The leadership of the Coaches Association of Ghana have already stated their position on who should be the next Technical Director – preferring a local gaffer ahead of an expatriate.

Meanwhile, the Ghana FA divulged that the number of candidates for the role has been trimmed down to five with Ghanaian coaches still in the running for the coveted role.

Sharing his opinion Patrick Kwaku Ofori (PhD), who is a Chartered Sports and Exercise Psychologist (UK) told Kumasi-based Light FM:

“The role of a technical director transcends beyond just coaching but someone who can interpret physiological data and even the nutritional data,”

He suggested: “I prefer the person to be organizing seminars at the end of the first and second round, I expect the person to be moving weekly to visit all academies, division one teams and the regional level like what the German and English technical director does as to the kind of football style the country is glued to,”

“Moreover, it shouldn’t be only one person like what Oti Akenteng was doing. It requires certain key personnel so we should adhere to it,” he ended.

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