Afranie claims foreign coaches have negatively influenced Ghana's style of play
Legendary Ghanaian coach E.K Afranie claims the invasion of expatriates coaches have affected the country’s samba style of play.
Local man Kwesi Appiah will guide the Black Stars to the 2014 FIFA World Cup for the first time after previous feats were achieved by foreign legions.
Serbian tacticians Ratomir Dujkovic and Milovan Rajevac supervised the Black Stars at the 2006 and 2010 respectively while Goran Stevanovic was in charge at the 2012 African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.
Afranie, who guided Ghana’s Under-20 team to clinch silver at the 2001 World Youth Championship in Argentina, claims the influx of foreign coaches have affected the country’s sublime style of free-passing football.
“Our style of play has changed because of these expatriate Coaches and it’s not even yielding results,” he is quoted by Radio XYZ
“We have resorted to long balls and rigid play but even the English who started that football have stopped.
“We are noted for our agro style of play. The one I call the “noboa” system which literally means collective play where ten men defend and attack at the same time.
“Today we hardly see that kind of play in our League and also at the national level.
“We don’t enjoy our football again today because there is no is flair, no skill, any exceptional talents as well potent strikers.
“Ghana football is suffering today because of the influx of these foreign Coaches and the earlier we tackle it the better for us all.
He added: “In any case what have they been doing in their own countries.
“If they were that good will they have come here. Do they win competitions in their own country?
“Some of them are not even near the technical bench but they come here and take up Head Coach Positions.
Ghanaian local sides Medeama, Aduana Stars and Bechem United have all appointed whites trainers .