We need to build on old foundation - Dramani
Black Stars assistant coach, Mas-Ud Didi Dramani, has described the new technical direction of the senior national team as a deliberate effort to ensure consistency in team building.
According to him, the appointment of former Black Stars technical advisor, Chris Hughton, as the new head coach would ensure the continuity of the process which was begun by the former coach, Otto Addo, last year.
“The FA and the government’s collaborative mindset is a clear direction towards a deliberate and purposeful approach to remaining consistent but patient in modelling the process to create success,” the Elite CAF Coaching Instructor noted in reference to the re-engagement of Hughton, George Boateng and himself following the expiration of their previous contracts last December.
“Football matters need to be aligned with a clear direction from the now into the future and I think this is huge and must be a commitment for the various clubs to emulate.
“Definitely, deliberate approaches are the headlines of progression in developing our football and the Kurt Okraku-administration has clearly demonstrated that,” he stressed in an interview with Daily Graphic.
“It’s therefore clear that we need to build on the foundation and everyone must be on board in this process of creating success to build a comprehensive team that will stand the test of time,” the 56-year-old coach stated.
After weeks of anxiety, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) finally named Chris Hughton as Otto Addo’s replacement, while maintaining George Boateng and Dramani as assistant coaches.
According to the GFA, the appointment of the three coaches was in line with the association’s vision to continue with the project of building a formidable squad which started with Otto Addo prior to the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The statement promised to announce the details of the new contracts and terms of engagement in due course.
Hughton served as the technical advisor of the Black Stars from February to December 2022, alongside coach Otto Addo and his assistants, Boateng and Dramani, from the World Cup playoff against Nigeria to the tournament proper.