GFA want to appoint someone they can influence his work - Sam George on Black Stars coaching role

Outspoken lawmaker, Samuel Nartey George, says the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has settled on Chris Hughton as the new head coach of the Black Stars.

The senior national team have been without a head coach after Otto Addo left his position after Ghana’s early exit at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

However, Sam George, who is a member of parliament of Ningo-Prampram believes that the decision has been made long ago as the Ghana FA intends to appoint someone they can have ‘control’ over.

“That [coaching] job they have given it to Chris Hughton already so why are we wasting our time?” he quizzed on Joy Prime.

“They have given it to him because they want someone they can manipulate, someone they can use to do their business, someone they can tell him to bring his team selection [with changes being made with regards to agency callups] regardless of how long the person has played or not played.

“People are using GFA to make money, they are using it to feed their family.”

Asked whether he had proof for his comments, he added, “Tell me how Baba Rahman found his way to the last squad at the final game at the World Cup [v Uruguay].

“What ball did he play? What ball had he played? Is Baba Rahman’s agent not our GFA president?”

The country’s football governing body are expected to appoint a new trainer this month as revealed by the Communications Director of the FA, Henry Asante Twum before the playing body reassembles in March for the doubleheader against Angola in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nation [AFCON] qualifiers.