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Monday, 18 November, 2002, 17:12 GMT
Razak expects Ghana job
Razak says he is ready to coach Ghana
Ghana supporters have had little to cheer
Former Ghana international Abdul Razak is confident of being named as his country's new coach.

Emmanuel Afranie has been acting as caretaker coach of the national team since Milan Zivadinovic's shock resignation in September.


I am 80% sure of getting a positive response
Abdur Razak
But Razak said last week that would like the job - and has now stated that he is confident he will be given the position.

"The current crop of Ghanaian coaches have done their bit and it is time for a change," said Razak.

"I am 80% sure of getting a positive response."

Razak was a highly successful player, first for Asante Kotoko and then as part of the Ghana side that won the African Cup of Nations in 1978.

He also collected silverware with Egyptian club Arab Contractors before turning to coaching.

As a coach Razak won two titles with Mali club side Stade Malien before resigning from his position to press his case for the Ghana job.

Razak has made it clear that he would accept a position coaching any of the national teams, but would prefer to be in charge of the full senior side.

"In my application I told the FA that I am prepared to handle the Under-23, Under-20, Under-17, but hopefully the Black Stars," said Razak.

But he disagrees with GFA boss Ben Koufie, who has expressed an interest in appointing a foreign coach.

And he cites England's Swedish-born coach Sven-Goran Eriksson as an example of why appointing a foreigner is a mistake.

"I do not see why a country like England, with such a rich football tradition, should go for a foreign coach," said Razak.

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13 Nov 02 | Africa
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