Nigeria vs Ghana: CAF reacts as GFA clashes with govt over choice of new coach for Black Stars

The Confederation of African Soccer (CAF) has cautioned in opposition to authorities interference within the affairs of the Ghana Soccer Affiliation (GFA).

Veron Mosengo-Omba, CAF Normal Secretary, mentioned though the federal government funds the nationwide groups, it should not contain itself within the administration of the GFA.

He defined that interfering within the affairs of the GFA is harmful and suggested the federal government to remain off.

This follows a standoff between the GFA and the Ministry of Youth and Sports activities over who to nominate because the Black Stars’ subsequent head coach following the sacking of Milovan Rajevac.

The Black Stars of Ghana will play Nigeria in an important 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs in March 2022

A alternative has not been named for Rajevac, who was sacked after a poor outing on the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The GFA favours Otto Addo, who assisted Rajevac on the AFCON in Cameroon, whereas the federal government will want ex-Newcastle and Brighton supervisor, Chris Houghton.

“Ghana has to focus on the World Cup, they’ve an necessary match they usually have to focus on this. Everyone needs to be behind the Black Stars as a result of they’ve an necessary sport arising in March,” Mosengo-Omba was quoted by 3news as saying.

“To lose the sport, to lose the cup is a part of soccer. Ghana was eradicated [in the AFCON] and that is the rule of the sport. The federal government, financially, put the fund for them to organize for the competitors, that I’ve to thank the Authorities of Ghana on behalf of CAF President, thanks very a lot and that is the way in which of cooperation we wish for our members and the federal government.

“The cash that the federal government put ahead for the Black Stars, the federal government has to verify with the GFA the way you spend every penny, they’ve to try this, we encourage them to try this however the redline is the federal government can’t be concerned within the administration of the federation.

“Even when they lose you possibly can’t say change the administration. You’ve to vary the coach. This shall be very harmful. we don’t wish to come again on that once more as a result of this seems like interference. I urge the federal government that if that is the intention, cease it,” he added.

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