Don’t be confused;GFA finally explain the difference between Technical Director & Technical Advisor & their respective roles

After appointing Former Brighton coach Chris Hughton as the technical advisor of the Black Stars ahead of the 2022 World Cup play-offs against Nigeria, the Ghana Football Association has defined the roles of Bernhard Lippert, who is the technical director of the Football Association.

Most football fans are confused about the roles of the Ghana FA Technical Director following the appointment of Chris Hughton as the Technical advisor to the newly constituted technical team of the Black Stars for the World Cup assignment.

“Former Newcastle United and Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton has been appointed as Technical Advisor to the newly constituted Black Stars Technical team led by Otto Addo”.

“Other members of the new Technical team include George Boateng and Mas-Ud Didi Dramani. The 63- year old will provide Technical advice to the three man team for next month’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 play-off match against Nigeria”, the Ghana FA announced in a statement on Wednesday.

The Football Association for the matter of clarity has outlined the roles executed by its Technical Director Bernhard Lippert.

The Technical Director heads the Technical Directorate of the Football Association performs the following functions:

He formulate guidelines, strategies and policies for the training and the technical development of coaches of Ghana football,

He provides advice to the Executive Council on coaching and technical development matters in general

He may be called to supervise national football team coaches if need be
He is responsible for the strategy, development and technical direction of the Technical Directorate,

He is responsible for the preparation and implementation of technical programmes at the grassroots, juvenile, and National Teams thereby preparing football coaches and footballers for the future

He is required to build the capacity of the of Technical Directorate of the Association that will include but not limited to the following departments; Coach Education, Referee Education, Talent Identification, Performance Analysis, Technical Studies and Video Analysis, Health and Nutrition, Sports Psychology, Strength and Conditioning and Sports Medicine.

By Herbert Boakye Yiadom

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