With the Ghana Football Association (GFA) dissolving the technical teams of all the nation’s football sides, a number of big names were let go.
Head coaches of the Black Stars, Black Queens, Black Meteors and Black Satellites were among those axed by the GFA in the clearout.
This week, however, the GFA started the new era with a few new names to head some of the teams, including the new Black Stars coach, C.K Akonnor.
However, perhaps surprisingly, a few of the former coaches were brought back, some to their old roles while others were shifted to other teams.
Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo, Sam Boadu and Yusif Basigi were recalled to their former roles as Black Queens, Male U-15 and Black Princesses coaches.
Former Black Meteors coach, Ibrahim Tanko now heads the Black Stars ‘B’ side.
Some of the discarded coaches however are clearly not in the FA’s plans any longer as they were left without appointments.
Kwesi Appiah’s time in charge of the Black Stars was certainly a colourful one. With his contract expiring last December, a lot of talk had been about whether it would be renewed. It wasn’t. Appiah had been in his second stint in charge of the Black Stars.
The first major tournament of this second spell ended in disappointment as the Black Stars went out on penalties in the Round of 16 to Tunisia. He is replaced by Akonnor.
Maxwell Konadu was appointed head coach of the Black Stars ‘B’ side after leaving his previous post as Assistant coach of the Black Stars.
Maxwell Konadu might already have his hands full as Kumasi Asante Kotoko coach after his side lost their second game in a row in the Ghana Premier League.
The others are …
Yaw Preko – Black Satellites coach
Evans Adotey – Black Maidens coach