Former Vice President of the Ghana Football Association, George Afriyie believes calls for the Management Committee of the Black Stars to be totally scrapped are misplaced.
After Ghana’s poor showing at the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon, many Ghanaians called for the management committee to be abolished but it has rather been reconstituted with GFA Vice President Mark Addo named Chairman.
According to Afriyie, the coach cannot work alone and thus the need for a management committee.
“I totally disagree. A coach must also report to somebody, he must report to a body, a coach cannot work on his own.” He said in an interview with Citi Sports.
“There are things that need to be done administratively before the coach even comes in to work,
“So there must always be a management committee. Different countries and different styles of managing their national team but our area, you require a lot of expertise in different areas to put a management team together to run the National team,
“So for me, I’m not for those saying that the Black Stars don’t need a management committee. I hold a diffent view.”
Other Members of the newly reconstituted Management Committee include Kwasi Agyemang – Vice Chairman, Samuel Osei Kuffuor, Kwame Ofosu Bamfo, Colonel Kwadwo Damoah (Rtd.) and Alhaji Karim Grusah.
The committee was reconstituted after the Black Stars horror showing at the just ended AFCON in Cameroon.
The Management Committee is responsible for directing the activities of the team, ensuring it is well run and delivering the outcomes, monitoring the activities of the Technical team, the Medical team and the Playing body to ensure they are keeping with the founding principles, objectives and values of the team.