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Mohammed Polo: I'll be disappointed if the GFA appoint an expatriate for the Black Stars coaching job Featured

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The 1978 Afcon winner says he would be very much disappointed if the nation's football governing body favours an expatriate at the expense of an indigenous coach for the vacant Black Stars coaching job

Former Black Stars midfield kingpin Mohammed Ahmed Polo has said he would be saddened if the Ghana FA appoints a foreign coach to manage the senior national team.

The ''Dribbling Magician'' believes it is now time to entrust the vacant coaching job to local coaches as they have what it takes to bring back success to the four-time African champions having demonstrated it in the previous years during their stints as managers at the helm of affairs.

''If the top coaching job is being handed to an expatriate at the expense of a local coach, I'll be greatly disappointed,'' Polo told Kumasi-based Silver FM.

'' I'll feel very bad because the local coaches have played a major role in harnessing the talents of the boys in the country likewise winning trophies,''

''All the laurels being chalked by the national teams all comes down to the work of the home-based coaches,'' he pointed out.

The one-time Hearts of Oak cult figure feels he should have by now been given a national team to manage by the Ghana FA as he thinks it's long overdue.

''I was thinking that by now I'll be offered the needed opportunity to become the coach of either the; U-17, U-20, U-23 or even the local Black Stars team, but then it never happened which is rather unfortunate,'' he bemoaned.

A six-member committee led by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi has been tasked to search for a new coach to replace Avram Grant for the vacant Black Stars team coaching role.

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