REPORTS: Ghana FA to appoint Bernhard Lippert as interim Black Stars coach

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The German could be in charge of the national team until the end of the week before a new coach will be permanently appointed

Ghana FA may likely announce that Bernhard Lippert will take over as Black Stars coach on the interim until a new coach is appointed.

The 63-year-old, who arrived in the country as the technical director of the football association, could take over from Charles Kwablah Akonnor who was sacked on Monday.

Akonnor was relieved of his position following Ghana’s 1-0 away defeat to South Africa in the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers last week.

The former Asante Kotoko coach, who took over from Kwesi Appiah in January 2020, played 14 games with the Black Stars and could only manage to pick four wins while four games also ended in a defeat, and two of those games ended in a stalemate.

Akonnor was sacked together with his two assistants David Duncan and Patrick Greveraars and Lippert is expected to work with the goalkeeping coach and other technical team members left in the interim.

Meanwhile, Ghana FA has appointed a three-member committee comprising of Vice President of Ghana FA Mark Addo, Upper East Regional Football Association Chairman, Alhaji Salifu Zida and Dr Randy Abbey to find a head coach and assistant coaches for the Black Stars within the next 72 hours.

Ghana will play Zimbabwe in the Fifa World Cup qualifiers next month. The Black Stars will host Zimbabwe on October 5 at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium before they travel to Harare for the return fixture four days later.

Reports in the local media suggest that former Zambia and Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard could be in line to replace Akonnor.

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