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Paha sacked as Black Queens coach
« on: March 03, 2008, 09:26:09 PM »
The Ghana Football Association has fired Isaac Paha as the coach of the Black Queens, the female national team.

The former Ghana international was sacked along with his assistants Dan Owusu and Dora Zuta because of poor performance.

Abdul Gamel Mumuni and Isaac Fukuo will take over the team after impressing with the Black Princesses, the national under-19 side.

Black Queens management committee chairman Fred Crenstil says the changes will help to improve the fortunes of the Black Queens.

"We have seen recent unimpressive outings from the Black Queens, " Crentsil told BBC Sport.

"This has even been noted by the media if action is not taken we could have disastrous consequences."

The team conceded 15 goals and scored just three at last year's Women's World Cup in China.

The Black Queens were held to a 1-1 draw by the Ivory Coast in the African Women's Championship qualifier in the first leg in Abidjan last week.

Mumuni will be in charge of the team for the second leg scheduled for Sunday.

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Re: Paha sacked as Black Queens coach
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008, 06:57:07 AM »
Sacked Black Queens' coaches demand their unpaid salaries           

Accra, Ghana - Black Queens' coaches, sacked by the Ghana Football Associ ation (GFA) at the weekend, are demanding the backlog of salaries owed them by t h e football governing body.

They are demanding salaries for over two years from the GFA, claiming that they had not been paid since their employment.

Assistant coach Dan Owusu, who spoke on behalf of his boss Isaac Paha and goalke epers' trainer Dora Zuta, said they did the job in the interest of Mother Ghana s ince they were neglected by their employers.

He said the GFA management had told them they would be paid honorarium but unfor tunately, they reneged on their word and did not pay them since their employment .

Owusu said under the circumstances, they had to work under very difficult condit ions, without any form of motivation.

As regards their competence, the sacked assistant coach said he had proved himse lf as a coach worth his salt in the West African Region, having had successful s t ints in Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire and some other countries apart from his exploits with top-class Ghanaian clubs.

The coach appealed to the GFA to pay them what was due to them since their servi ces had been dispensed with in the most unsavoury manner.

Fred Crentsil, chairman of the Black Queens Management Committee, admitted the i ndebtedness of the GFA to the coaches but was quick to add that the payment of t h e salaries of local coaches was the responsibility of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports.

He said they were working hard to ensure that what was due to the coaches was pa id to them.

Crentsil said the GFA was looking at ways of streamlining the appointment of loc al coaches to motivate them to deliver their best.

He said the need arose for a change in the technical direction of the team becau se of concerns being raised by a cross section of Ghanaians about the poor form of the team.

The Chairman of the Management Committee said the Queens had two important match es which they must win to qualify for the African Women's Championship in Equato r ial Guinea and the Olympic Games in China.

The Black Queens clash with the Mama Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire Saturday, 8 Marc h, for qualification for the African Championship while they have an away date w i th the Falcons of Nigeria, with the winner picking the Beijing Olympic slot.

The GFA at the weekend replaced the Black Queens' technical team with a new one headed by Mumuni Gamel, with Ben Fokou as his assistant, ending the tenure of Pa h a and his assistant Owusu, as well as the goalkeepers' trainer Zuta.'-coaches-demand-their-unpaid-salaries-2008030417087/