Ghana FA not in talks for Serbian coach Drulovic to take over Black Stars
Ghana FA has rubbished reports that it has approached Serbian coach Ljubinko Drulovic to take over from Kwesi Appiah as the Black Stars coach.
An Accra radio station Starr FM reported that the GFA is planning to bring in a technical director to assist head coach Kwasi Appiah to boost the tehcnical department of the Black Stars.
Appiah has been under intense criticism after Ghana’s abysmal performance at the World Cup where the Black Stars only managed to pick just one point from three games, failing to get past the group stages of the World Cup for the first time in the country’s history.
The report suggested that Serbian trainer Ljubinko Drulovic will be brought to help Appiah who guided the Black Stars to the 2014 FIFA world Cup in Brazil.
But the Director of Communications of the GFA, Ibrahim Sannie Daara, says they have not made contacts with any over about taking over from Kwesi Appiah.
“We don’t know any Drulovic. I received several calls from our colleagues in the media fraternity whiles in a meeting yesterday. So one of the journalists sent me a print screen of one website indicating we were going to appoint a Serbian coach,” he told Asempa FM.
“So I told the FA President and the Executive Committee members about it. There is nothing like that. We haven’t spoken to anybody. We haven’t spoken to any Serbian manager. We haven’t done that at all. This is even the first time am hearing this name,” he added.
Opinion is divided over the future of the Black Stars coach with some calling for his outright dismissal while others want him to work under a foreign technical director.
The FA few months ago denied similar reports of a possible appointment of a technical director after German’s Klaus Topmoller and former Black stars Coach Milovan Rajevac were said to have been approached by the Ghana FA.
Both reports failed to materialise.