Head coach of the National U-20 team, Karim Zito thinks our local personalities in the six man shortlist for the position of Technical Director at the Ghana Football Association, have the ability to handle matters when appointed.
Three Ghanaians including former Asante Kotoko coach, Bashiru Hayford have been named in a six man shortlist with three other expatriates.
Over 150 candidates applied for the post of Technical Director after Oti Akenteng vacated the position last month. Calls by a section of Ghanaians to give the port folio to a foreigner has gather monument, but speaking to Sey Mubarick on Gbangu Fm in Tamale, Karim Zito believes the Ghanaians have gathered enough experience to do the work.
The executive Council of the GFA, is seeking to appoint a technical director whose job will include long-term strategy of the Association. The position will identify and recommend prospective coaches to our National Teams, Policy guidelines to coaching in the Country and other responsibilities.
“It all depends on the shape of the job. I don’t think it’s all been outlined at the FA in terms of the job description.’ I think there’s a lot to talk about within that and the Association will have big role to play in this since they want someone who can adhere to the core objective of the GFA.
“To be fair to Professor Mintah, Bashiru Hayford and Malik Jabril, in that kind of role, the responsibility that comes with that, you can’t lie and say that they don’t deserve it”. Karim Zito admitted.
However the Dreams FC Technical Director has challenged the next FA Technical Director to focus on Juvenile football in order to be successful. He believes if special attention is given to juvenile football, Ghana wouldn’t face much challenges at the top.
By: Sey Mubarick