Three-time WBC Super Featherweight champion and legend, Azumah Nelson is calling on the Ghana Football Association to name former international and captain, Abedi Pele as Black Stars’ head coach.
Speaking to journalists at the Azumah Nelson Fight Night in Accra on Tuesday, the Zoom Zoom revealed he is all for having a Ghanaian as the head coach.
“I support the appointment of local coach for the Black Stars and, whoever is deemed qualified should be given the mandate. But for me personally, I think the GFA should contact Abedi Pele if he is interested in the position,”
To the boxing professor, the former Olympic Marseille player has what it takes to be successful with the Black Stars.
“I think Abedi Pele represents a persona who commands respect and can handle the team, considering his passion for the game and his level of experience and he’s blessed in all endeavors.
“We should appoint someone who commands respect, because players will disobey coaches who lack respect and it could hinder the progress of the team.” – He added.
A six-man Ghana FA search committee will start interviewing shortlisted coaches this week with former coach, Akwasi Appiah widely expected to be chosen as the new head coach.