United Kingdom based Patrick Ofori says his new appointment as the psychologist for the Black Stars team is a ‘great honour’.
Ofori has been hired by the Ghana FA as a remedy to some problems in the team deemed to be psychological.
The Black Stars camp encountered some problems during the 2012 Nations Cup in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea with players were said to be accusing each other of ‘Black Magic’.
The team’s impotent run in away games especially in friendly matches has also been a source of major concern to the Ghana FA.
The Asante Kotoko psychologist who will be graduating from the Stirling University soon with a Phd says he is humbly honoured by the appointment.
“It is always a great honour to use your field of expertise to help your nation in any capacity and therefore am honoured by this appointment,” he told Kumasi-based Angel FM.
“I don’t think there is an extraordinary role for me to play but then will be contributing my quota as a supporting staff.
“The team is already intact and the technical and management team is already doing a fantastic job.
“But my support as the FA has deemed will also help so some will see me as a coach, a colleague or even a teammate all geared towards making our Black Stars more stronger and competitive.”
Ofori’s immediate task is to psych the Black Stars team to a much needed victory against Malawi on Saturday to qualify for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.