- Black Stars coach gets three-bedroom house as official accommodation
- According to the Sports Minister the facility which will serve as the official residence of subsequent Black Stars coaches will save the country thousands of dollars in hotel bills
The government of Ghana has provided the coach of the Black Stars with a plush three-bedroom apartment.
The move is in line with government’s promise to provide the coach of the senior national team with a permanent accommodation.
Black Stars boss Kwesi Appiah was handed the keys to his new apartment during a short ceremony on Tuesday.
The 57-year-old tactician was joined by Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah, as well as other government and FA officials as the plush house was unveiled.
Reports suggest that the project was completed by a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ministry for Works and Housing.
The three-bedroom apartment – renovated at a cost of GHc 300,000 – is expected to serve all other subsequent persons who are appointed as Black Stars coaches.
Ghanaians have previously complained about the exorbitant sums spent on accommodation for national team coaches, who used to stay in hotels.
However, that is now set to end, with government taking steps to ensure future Black Stars coaches will be a permanent residence.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) took to twitter to announce the gesture by government.
The Association tweeted:
“Government has given a three-bedroom house to the @ghanafaofficial as the permanent accommodation for the coach of Black Stars. Current coach Kwesi Appiah and other officials were at the event in Accra this afternoon.”
Kwesi Appiah becomes the first Ghana coach to enjoy such a privilege.
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