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I prefer a hungry young coach to experience – Nyantakyi to GFA

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However, Nyantakyi, the former GFA boss, stated on GTV Sports+ that the emphasis should be on choosing a coach with a strong desire for success, citing Harve Renard's success in Africa despite his predecessor, Claude Le Roy, having vast experience. Nyantakyi contended that the amount of coaching years did not ensure success and pushed for the hiring of a young, motivated coach. "I would prefer that we choose a young coach that is eager to work. If we don't do this, we risk bringing in someone who doesn't suit our system. "The number of years does not guarantee success," Nyantakyi said. The five-member committee has three weeks to nominate a new coach to the Executive Council.

Kwesi Nyantakyi has urged the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to prioritize hunger and ambition above experience when appointing the next Black Stars head coach.

Following Chris Hughton’s departure due to the Black Stars’ dismal performance in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), the GFA appointed a five-member committee on Thursday, January 25, to choose a suitable replacement.

The committee’s qualifications include 15 years of coaching expertise and a demonstrated track record of achievement.

However, Nyantakyi, the former GFA boss, stated on GTV Sports+ that the emphasis should be on choosing a coach with a strong desire for success, citing Harve Renard’s success in Africa despite his predecessor, Claude Le Roy, having vast experience.

Nyantakyi contended that the amount of coaching years did not ensure success and pushed for the hiring of a young, motivated coach.

“I would prefer that we choose a young coach that is eager to work. If we don’t do this, we risk bringing in someone who doesn’t suit our system. “The number of years does not guarantee success,” Nyantakyi said.

The five-member committee has three weeks to nominate a new coach to the Executive Council.

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Ghana coach Otto Addo: We will not relax against CAR in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers

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They are presently ranked third in Group I, after leaders Madagascar and the Comoros. Despite the remarkable win over Mali's favoured Eagles, Addo insisted that the squad cannot afford to be complacent. His sentiments mirrored those of Mohammed Kudus. "One thing is certain: the game will be extremely challenging. "For everyone who thinks it'll be easy, we hope it is, but it's a very difficult game," Addo told reporters on Sunday. "We can't relax now," said the former Borussia Dortmund head coach. The match is scheduled to start at 19:00 GMT.

Otto Addo, Black Stars coach, has advised his players to be focused and not take their next encounter against the Central African Republic (CAR) lightly.

Ghana will face CAR on Monday, June 10, at the Baba Yara Stadium in the fourth of four matchdays in the 2026 World Cup qualification.

The Black Stars came into this game off a 2-1 victory against Mali in Bamako, raising their total to six points in three games.

They are presently ranked third in Group I, after leaders Madagascar and the Comoros.

Despite the remarkable win over Mali’s favoured Eagles, Addo insisted that the squad cannot afford to be complacent. His sentiments mirrored those of Mohammed Kudus.

“One thing is certain: the game will be extremely challenging. “For everyone who thinks it’ll be easy, we hope it is, but it’s a very difficult game,” Addo told reporters on Sunday.

“We can’t relax now,” said the former Borussia Dortmund head coach.

The match is scheduled to start at 19:00 GMT.

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2026 WCQ: Otto Addo expects a tight game against CAR

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"This is going to be really difficult. "For everyone who thinks we can just play them, I don't believe it will happen," remarked the former Borussia Dortmund coach. "They're performing well, especially in attacking transitions. They're quite dangerous; they demonstrated that in the 1-1 draw with Mali," he continued. The Black Stars are presently third in Group I, with six points. A victory would greatly improve their prospects of qualifying for the World Cup.

Ghana coach Otto Addo expects a tough encounter against the Central African Republic (CAR) in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Black Stars will meet CAR in the fourth round of matches on Monday at Baba Yara Stadium, with kickoff at 19:00 GMT.

Reflecting on their recent comeback win over Mali in Bamako during the third round, Addo emphasised the importance of the forthcoming encounter against CAR.

“This is going to be really difficult. “For everyone who thinks we can just play them, I don’t believe it will happen,” remarked the former Borussia Dortmund coach.

“They’re performing well, especially in attacking transitions. They’re quite dangerous; they demonstrated that in the 1-1 draw with Mali,” he continued.

The Black Stars are presently third in Group I, with six points. A victory would greatly improve their prospects of qualifying for the World Cup.

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Mohammed Kudus: Qualifying for the 2026 World Cup is the ultimate objective

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Ghana striker Mohammed Kudus has stated that the Black Stars are aiming to qualify for the 2026 World Cup.

The squad recently returned to form, defeating Mali 2-1 in Bamako on their third matchday, due to second-half goals from Ernest Nuamah and Jordan Ayew.

With this victory, Ghana is presently third in Group I with six points.

Ahead of their matchday four against the Central African Republic on Monday at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kudus, who plays for West Ham United, emphasised that the Black Stars’ primary goal is to qualify for the coveted event in 2026.

“The belief has always existed; that we all want to go to the World Cup. “That is our ultimate goal, regardless of how we achieve it,” Kudus told the press on Sunday.

“Our coach has his strategies, but sometimes the game gets tougher. “We just have to do our best and get the results,” he said.

Kudus is likely to play an important part for Ghana when they face the Central African Republic in this critical qualifier.

The highly anticipated encounter is due to begin at 19:00 GMT.

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