“Do we learn about Black Stars in Legon?” – Malik Jabir slams GFA for Technical Director snub


Former Black Stars forward, Malik Jabir, says he felt disrespected for not being granted an interview despite applying for the position of Technical Director of the Ghana Football Association.

Five candidates were interviewed last month as the FA seeks to replace Francis Oti Akenten.

Jabir, a former Asante Kotoko and Ghana U-23 coach, applied for the job but was not shortlisted for an interview.

Last month, the GFA announced shortlisting for interviews three Ghanaians and three expatriates from the applications received since announcing the search for Oti Akenteng’s successor.

The interview process has since been completed with the GFA expected to announce the successful candidate any time soon.

Touting his experience, Jabir, said any insistence on educational credentials as a requirement for the job is misplaced.

“I was the assistant coach to Otto Pfister. I did five months attachment with Arsenal. I was the first local coach; when I stopped playing in 1978, Ben Coffie and CK (Gyamfi) attached me to them.”

“They kept me until Paha, who was the then captain, sent them to Congo and when we returned, Ben Coffie left for Zimbabwe. I was with CK [Gyamfi], helping him until he also for left Somalia. I was the acting Team Manager then.”

Looking disappointed by the no-show, Malik Jabir added: “And today, I apply even for the technical directorship role and I was not fit to be interviewed.”

“I don’t know why that happened. I was even not invited to be tested. They interviewed the applicants via Skype but did not include me.”

“They are talking about degrees, do we learn about Black Stars in Legon? Is there a subject on Black Stars in Legon?”, he queried.

Former Black Stars psychologist, Professor Joseph Kwame Mintah has been highly tipped for the GFA Technical Director role.


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