Following the Ghana national football team’s disappointing performance in a tournament that resulted in the sacking of coach Chris Hughton and the dissolution of the technical staff, former Black Stars player Laryea Kingston has expressed his readiness to take on the role of the national team coach.
Hughton’s team failed to secure a single victory in the tournament, resulting in losses to Cape Verde and draws against Egypt and Mozambique. The poor showing led to significant changes, with Laryea Kingston now considering the vacant coaching role.
As the assistant coach of Ghana’s U17 national team, the Black Starlets, Laryea Kingston believes he is well-prepared for the position. He advocates for a combination of a local coach and an experienced expatriate coach to support the team effectively.
Having transitioned into coaching after retiring from professional football, Kingston holds a UEFA B coaching license since February 2022. His coaching experience includes working with youth teams, notably at the Right to Dream Academy, before joining Ghana’s U17 coaching staff.
“Find a local coach or someone that we know is for us who is competent, then if you are bringing an expatriate coach, look for one who has the experience to support him [local coach].
“Of course, I will accept and do it easy. I know the level at which I am now,” the 43-year-old told Graphic Sport in an interview monitored by newsandvibes.com.