Michael Essien tipped as Black Stars assistant coach

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Former Black Stars midfielder, Michael Essien, is reportedly in the running for the vacant assistant coach position with the national team.

After the dissolution of the entire technical team of the Black Stars, including coach Chris Hughton, following a period of unsatisfactory performance, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) initiated a committee to search for a new coach. The committee, chaired by Mark Addo, confirmed an overwhelming response of over 500 applications flooding the secretariat.

While the committee evaluates candidates through interviews, attention is also being given to the selection of assistant coaches, with Michael Essien emerging as a potential candidate for the role.

Essien, a former pivotal player for Chelsea, obtained his UEFA A and UEFA Elite Youth coaching licenses last year, showcasing his commitment to coaching development.

Despite not having a prominent coaching role yet, Essien is expected to leverage his extensive experience as a former footballer to contribute to the revival of the national team.

This consideration aligns with the endorsement from former striker Charles Taylor, openly supporting the idea of Michael Essien taking on a more significant role, even suggesting him as a potential head coach for the Black Stars.

As the GFA navigates through the selection process, the inclusion of Essien in the coaching setup could bring a fresh perspective and contribute to the team's resurgence.

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