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GFA confirms the departure of technical director Bernhard Lippert

GFA confirms the departure of technical director Bernhard Lippert

Bernhard Lippert is no longer the technical director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) says the spokesperson of the association, Henry Asante Twum.

According to Mr Twum, Lippert has stepped down from his position after serving for three years.

Disclosing this on Accra-based Peace FM, Henry Asante Youth explained the contributions that the FIFA coaching instructor brought to Ghana football saying “We appointed Bernard Lippert for a purpose. We brought him here to build a technical directorate for the FA, not in the sense of construction but to put a structure together.”

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He added, “Today we have a fully functional technical directorate because of him, so his work initially, we gave him a two-year contract, which was the initial agreement by the executive council. When his contract expired, with the support of FIFA, we extended it for one more year.”

As the technical Director of the Ghana FA, Bernhard Lippert was the head the Technical Directorate and formulated guidelines, strategies and policies for the training and the technical development of coaches of Ghana football.

One of his duties was to provide advice to the Executive Council on coaching and technical development matters in general and the supervision of national football team coaches.

Bernhard Lippert was also responsible for the strategy, development and technical direction of the Technical Directorate, the preparation and implementation of technical programmes at the grassroots, juvenile, and National Teams thereby preparing football coaches and footballers for the future.

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