Newly appointed Technical Director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Bernhard Lippert has arrived in the camp of the Black Stars.
The 58-year-old Technical Director of the GFA will be with the team in Antalya, Turkey for the two friendly games against Mali and Qatar and fly with the Ghana contingent to Accra to continue with his work.
Bernhard, a FIFA expert in instructing and training Coaches has already met with the Technical Team of the Black Stars, headed by former Ghana captain Charles Kwablan Akonnor.
He is expected to meet the leadership of the GFA in Antalya for the first time, fraternize and discuss among others, his vision for Ghana football.
He will later be introduced to the players, the Management Committee and backroom staff of the senior national team.
Mr. Lippert is the head of the Technical Directorate and will formulate guidelines, strategies and policies for the training and technical development of coaches in Ghana.
He has also been tasked to provide advice to the Executive Council on coaching and technical development matters in general, and the supervision of national football team coaches, to which the Technical Director may be assigned by the Association.
Relatedly, Ghana midfielder Baba Iddrisu has opened up after the team’s first training ahead of this week’s friendly games – two tough fixtures against Mali and Qatar.
Iddrisu plays who won his first cap in November 2019 during an AFCON qualifier against South Africa in Cape Coast, was asked about how it feels to return to International duty with Ghana after almost a year, team confidence and challenges.
“First of all, it’s been great, collectively it’s been great. Everybody is putting in their maximum effort, even though not all the players are here, everything is moving on smoothly.
We still have the confidence, personally, I am ready to learn, pick new challenges and opportunities. I am just here to enjoy myself, learn as much as possible and help the team. And I think collectively all the guys are having the same thought as I have.”