The Director of Coaching Education of the Ghana Football Association, Professor Joseph Mintah has granted his first official interview to Ghanafa.org about his new role and what he brings on board.
The former Black Stars Assistant Coach and Team psychologist was appointed earlier this month to help revamp the Technical Directorate of the country’s football governing body in an attempts to right the wrongs from that aspect of the game.
The former Ebusua Dwarfs gaffer will work under the newly appointed Technical Director, Bernhard Lippert.
Sitting down with Ghana FA official website, Prof Mintah touched on a couple of issues; particularly about his new role and what football followers are to expect of him.
PROF MINTAH ON NEW ROLE:
My position as Director of Coaching Education is long overdue. If you look at the technical directorate set up, coaching forms a key part of it and that if you want the performance to improve, then you need somebody that has to be in charge of your coaching education department. So, I am not surprised that this department is created and as a result I am the first to occupy it. I can contribute and help in terms of the education of the coaches who will go and influence the performance of our players in the country.
PROF MINTAH ON WHAT HE BRINGS ON BOARD:
I am bringing a lot in the sense that, I am one of the instructors already, I know the Ghana and African terrain also. I have taught soccer, coaching, research Etc. so I am bringing a lot in terms of knowledge, experience, insight and what will help Ghana in terms of development in the coaching terrain. In terms of the education, the ladder will be the same depending upon what structure CAF has for us thus starting with the Intro, which is organized by the FA, having the license C, B, A and if possible, the Pro license. With my Technical Director, we have also discussed about moving it higher by incorporating some of the courses organized by UEFA so we can improve the license for the coaches and the educational aspect of it.