All national coaches with the Ghana Soccer Association have been terminated in what is being claimed as an unexpected and drastic move by respective officials. Those without jobs include all coaching staff for the national teams for both the male and female divisions, leavin nine coaches terminated. When prompted for an immediate response, the association claimed that this action was meant to dissolve the technical staff for all national teams to make for new members with innovative ideas. The GFA did express their gratitude towards the national team. Technically, no official reason for the decision was provided to reporters and it was seen as more a professional excuse.
One of the most notable members that now stands as a free agent is Kwesi Appiah, who acted as the head coach for the Men’s National Senior team. This marks the second time that he’s been terminated for unreasonable accounts. However, Appiah couldn’t acquire a championship title for the African Cup of Nations in 2019. This Egyptian campaign saw the Ghana Blast Stars lose to Tunisia, resulting in them coming dead last. Additional coaching staff with the three other national teams didn’t perform to expectations as well. This would be the most logical reason why they were terminated, but no official account was provided, so it isn’t conclusive. This decision could be biased, with a new General Secretary taking over the Ghana Football Association. With previous bribery thefts within the GFA, it wouldn’t be surprising if the new coaching staff secretly paid under the table for their positions. It would explain why the GFA didn’t provide any insight into future coaches for 2020.
The Ghana Football Association has acquired numerous championship titles since the 1980s. Their first of four titles with the Men’s National team came in 1982, which came after losing the championship during the finals three consecutive times. Their history extends to recent memory, with them being a spotlighted team for the 2010 World Cup. They became the third team in South African history to maintain a position in the quarterfinals. However, they lost to Uruguay in the semi-finals from the result of penalties. The organization’s positive history has been clouded over by the recent scandal in 2018, which saw the Ghana Football Association entirely disbanded on the executive level. There were numerous allegations of large-scale corruption, which later would be found accurate. Subsequently, numerous individuals were banned for life from FIFA. This included the previous president of the GFA.