I am ready for the Black Stars coaching job – Laryea Kingston

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I am ready for the Black Stars coaching job - Laryea Kingston

Former Ghanaian football star Laryea Kingston has expressed his readiness to step into the shoes of the next coach for the Black Stars, Ghana’s national football team.

Ghana faced disappointment in their recent tournament outing as they failed to progress to the knockout stages, trailing behind Cape Verde and Egypt in Group B.

Under the leadership of Chris Hughton, the team struggled to secure victories, enduring a winless run throughout the tournament. Defeats to Cape Verde coupled with draws against Egypt and Mozambique led to their premature exit.

Following the team’s dismal performance, Hughton was relieved of his duties, and the entire technical staff of the Black Stars was disbanded.

In light of the vacant coaching position, Laryea Kingston, who boasts over 40 appearances for the Black Stars, has thrown his hat into the ring, expressing his willingness to take on the role.

“Finding a coach who understands Ghana football culture and possesses the necessary competence is crucial for the success of our national team. If an expatriate coach is considered, it should be someone with ample experience who can complement the local coach,” remarked the 43-year-old in an interview with Graphic Sport.

Drawing from his coaching experience, Kingston highlighted his preparedness for the role, citing his current position as the assistant coach of Ghana’s U17 national team, the Black Starlets.

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Transitioning into coaching following his retirement from professional football, Kingston has honed his skills as a juvenile coach in recent years, notably serving as a youth team coach at the Right to Dream Academy before assuming his current role with the U17s.

In February 2022, Kingston obtained a UEFA B coaching license, further enhancing his credentials for the coaching role.

His journey from a decorated football career to coaching reflects his commitment to the development of Ghanaian football, with Kingston poised to contribute his expertise towards the advancement of the national team.

As discussions unfold regarding the selection of the next coach for the Black Stars, Kingston’s candidacy stands as a testament to the potential for indigenous talent to drive the team’s success on the international stage.

With his blend of playing experience, coaching credentials, and dedication to nurturing young talent, Kingston emerges as a compelling candidate to lead the Black Stars into a new era of excellence.

As Ghana looks ahead to future tournaments and endeavors to reclaim its position among Africa’s footballing elite, the appointment of a coach who understands the nuances of Ghanaian football and possesses the requisite expertise becomes paramount.

In Laryea Kingston, Ghana finds a candidate who embodies the spirit of footballing excellence and stands ready to inspire the next generation of talent while steering the Black Stars towards glory on the global stage.

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