Ghana FA to head hunt for coach if Stevanovic is sacked
The Federation is scheduled to meet coach Stevanovic on Friday in a meeting that would ultimately define his fate with Ghana and the President says if the coach’s services is dispensed with, his outfit would quickly head hunt for another trainer in their quest to beat time.
Nyantakyi told GNA Sports that ‘we will head hunt if we decide to allow him to go because that takes less time than opening up the position with advertisement. Between now and our assignment in June is only three months and we have to act swiftly’.
Stevanovic has a year left on his contract and the FA President insists despite widespread media reports that the former Partizan Belgrade Coach has been axed, the Executive Committee of the GFA would determine his future in the Friday meeting.
Nyantakyi, however, failed to reveal whether the head hunting would be restricted to only local coaches, expatriates or both, insisting ‘when we get to the bridge, we will jump over it.’
The envisaged crunch meeting initially scheduled for last Tuesday was pushed to Friday after the GFA cited passport difficulties to have delayed Stevanovic’s arrival in Ghana.
Coach Stevanovic has been under intense pressure after only leading the Stars to a fourth place finish at the 2012 African Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea when he had promised to end Ghana’s trophy drought after a three decade wait as he raised the expectations of the passionate Ghanaian football enthusiasts of a good outing.