Ghana FA appoints 5-member body for national team

Source: Xinhua| 2019-03-15 20:14:00|Editor: Xiaoxia
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ACCRA, March 15 (Xinhua) -- The Ghana FA's Normalization Committee (NC) on Friday appointed a five-member committee to manage the activities of the senior national soccer team, the Black Stars.

The Committee is headed by Kofi Koduah Sarpong, the chief executive of Ghana's state-run National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), with Perry Okudzeto, the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, serving as its vice.

Other members are Ibrahim Sunday, former African Footballer of the Year winner, Francis Asenso-Boakye, a deputy chief of staff at the presidency and Abena Osei Asare, the NC said in a release.

The committee will, among other things, supervise the activities of the Black Stars, and collaborate with the technical team to facilitate all arrangements to ensure the team gets the best of preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

The decision forms part of the NC's grand agenda to ensure Ghana's successful participation at the tournament scheduled in Egypt later this year.

The Black Stars will play the Harambee Stars of Kenya on March 23 in the final round of the 2019 AFCON qualifiers.

Both sides have already secured qualification to the continental senior men's soccer tournament.

The 2019 AFCON, with its new 24-format, will be held from June 15 to July 13.