The Ghana Football Association has unveiled the plan for the selection of the next coach for the Black Stars.

A five-member search committee has been appointed to assess and propose a coach to the Executive Council for approval.

This decision comes in the wake of Chris Hughton’s dismissal as the coach of the Black Stars on January 23, 2024.

The search committee will be chaired by Vice President of the Ghana Football Association Mark Addo. Legal Practitioner and law lecturer Ace Ankomah (Esq.) will act as Vice Chairman of the search committee, with Director of Coaching Education of the GFA, Professor Joseph Kwame Mintah, Ghana football legend Opoku Nti and William Caesar Kartey, Chief Director of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, as members.

The search committee has three weeks to recommend the next Black Stars coach to the Executive Council for approval.

A detailed Job Description for the head coach position of the Black Stars will be published soon. However, an abbreviated version of the criteria for the selection of the next head coach are as follows:

1. The potential Head Coach should be a proven winner in coaching Top Men’s  National Team or Club Football

2. Must have a football philosophy that aligns or compliments our DNA

3. Must hold the highest football license in the world with over 15 years coaching experience

4. Proven track record in team reconstruction, organization and development of young talent

5. Proven disciplinarian, tactician and leadership skills

Source: Ghana/