Sports News of Mon, 28 Aug 20179
Armah Senegal offers to coach Black Stars defenders
Former Black Stars defender Emmanuel Armah Senegal has told Ghana Football Association officials that he is ever ready to impact his defensive talent for free if given the chance in the Black Stars.
Armah was a force to reckon with when it comes to the Black Stars ability to construct solid defensive barriers during the 90’s and has had sleepless nights whenever players in the team cause unpardonable blunders.
“Armah has told some Ghana FA officials he is willing to help the senior national team for free,” Armah quoted an official of the Ghana FA.
“He has already told the technical committee he is not disturbed about the poor finances of the GFA which may cause salaries to be delayed for several months.
“He said he is only driven to give something back to the country that made him and he believes he can impact what he has learnt working with age-group teams in Accra and its environs to make a difference with the country’s team.”
Armah was a strong pillar in his days in the Black Stars team when he paired excellently with Emmanuel Ampiah; Frimpong Manso, Joe Addo in central defense during coach Burkade Ziese, Otto Pfister, Peter Gavrilla Era.
Armah who started his career in Techiman played for Goldfields, Hearts of Oak, and Great Olympics went to Romania to continue his football career.
The legend has been craving for this opportunity since retirement from international football in 2005.
Meanwhile, the Black Stars will begin preparations for their World Cup qualifying match against Congo at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi on Monday(today) August 28 at 3:30pm.
Players named in coach Kwesi Appiah’s 24-man squad arrived over the weekend.
The squad will move to Kumasi where coach Appiah and his technical team will take the players through various training sessions till Thursday.
The game is scheduled for Friday September 1 at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi at 3:30pm.
The Black Stars will travel to Brazzaville for the return encounter which will be played on September 5.