The Technical Director of the Ghana Football Association, Bernhard Lippert has shared his vision for the efficient contouring of coaching in the country to inure to the benefit of the local game.
The 58 year old was appointed this month and has been tasked with helping to revamp the technical aspect of the Ghanaian game from the FA’s perspective.
Lippert, a well experienced German gaffer has worked for several clubs and until his recent appointment served in a similar capacity for the Association of Football Federation of Azerbaijan (AFFA) for 12 years.
The former Eintracht Frankfurt Coach has engaged with the official website of the Ghana FA and shared how he thinks coaching in the country can be streamlined.
“This has to be adopted to the cultural education and that all coaches have the same sense of football and want to develop the players in the same way,” Lippert told GhanaFA.org.
“I made a research and I realized that we need help when it comes to infrastructure, manpower but the most important thing is to structure and organize everything which is my main target in the next two years,” he continued.
The Coach was in Turkey where he observed from close range the Black Stars’ two friendly encounters with Mali and Qatar. C.K. Akonnor’s side lost the first game in embarassing fashion (3nil) but recovered to overpower Qatar in a heavy win.
Lippert has since returned to Ghana to continue work and he has shared his view on how well he has been received here in the country.
“I visited a lot of African Countries but now am in Ghana and I can say it is a positive feeling about the lifestyle. Everything is calm and friendly; I can also feel the people are supportive. I had a long discussion with the General Secretary and professor Mintah where we exchanged our opinion about the future of football so in the moment everything is positive and now, we have to start work,” he said.