Former Somalia coach Bashir Hayford remains upbeat about his chances of landing GFA technical director position.

The country’s football governing body is in search of a new man following the end of the tenure of Francis Oti Akenteng in March.

The FA has reportedly shortlisted six applicants for the job including three local coaches and three expatriate coaches vying for the position.

“I’m praying to God the Ghana Football Association will give me a chance to serve as a technical director,” Hayford told West FM.

“If I get the job, I will be able to meet all the coaches in Ghana as well as the national teams and also our clubs on how to turn things around to develop our football in the country.”

Hayford’s last job in Ghana was leading the national women’s team to the 2018 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on home soil.

The experienced trainer has also had previous stints with several Ghana Premier League sides including Asante Kotoko, Medeama, Ashanti Gold and Ebusua Dwarfs as well as the national men’s U17 side.