Renowned radio broadcaster Kwame Sefa Kayi has expressed astonishment at the transformation of the official residence designated for the Black Stars coach into an office for the technical director of the Ghana Football Association.
Back in 2018, the Ministry of Sports handed over a spacious five-bedroom house in Accra’s Airport Residential Area to then-Black Stars coach Akwasi Appiah.
The property, a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Works and Housing, underwent renovation at a cost of GHȻ300,000.
The primary intention behind this residence was to provide housing for the appointed head coach of the Black Stars, regardless of who that individual might be, as designated by the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
However, after two years, the GFA made an unexpected alteration to this arrangement.
According to their statement, “the Association has renovated the Airport House given to the Association and turned it into a Technical Hub of the Association.”
Furthermore, it clarified that the GFA Technical Hub now houses the offices of the Technical Directorate of the GFA and serves as offices for all National Team coaches, from the U-15 National Team to the Senior National Teams for both men and women.
In a conversation, ace sports journalist, Dan Kwaku Yeboah mentioned the issue as one of the mistakes of the Ministry of Youth and Sports. Sefa Kayi who was shocked by the revelation, inquired, “So where does our coach stay?”
Dan Kweku Yeboah responded by saying, “The place offered by the government has been converted into an office for Ghana’s German Technical Director, Bernhard Lippert.”