The Ghana Football Association (GFA), ahead of the Black Stars’ friendlies against Mali and Qatar have announced that they have appointed Bernhard Lippert as the technical director of the Association.
Bernhard Lippert possesses a wealth of experience stretching from his time as Director and Head Coach of the U17, U19 and U21 Azerbaijan teams, he played a vital role in qualifying; for the first time in the country’s history to the Elite round of their respective European competitions while he served as the Assistant coach for German club Eintracht Frankfurt between 1998-99.
Lippert also served as the Youth Education Supervisor and Head Coach of Eintracht Frankfurt U23 on different occasions. But what will be his roles as the new technical director for the Ghana Football Association?
According to the FA, Lippert will serve a number of roles including formulating guidelines, strategies and policies for the training and the technical development of coaches of Ghana football, and also provide advice to the Executive Council on coaching and technical development matters in general among many others.
Below is an extract from the GFA’s press release detailing the roles of the new technical director.
“As Technical Director of the Ghana FA, he will head the Technical Directorate and formulate guidelines, strategies and policies for the training and the technical development of coaches of Ghana football, to provide advice to the Executive Council on coaching and technical development matters in general and the supervision of national football team coaches, to which the Technical Director may be assigned by the Association.
“Bernhard Lippert will be 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.
“He shall be required to build the capacity of the of Technical Directorate of the Association that will include but not limited to the following departments; Coach Education, Referee Education, Talent Identification, Performance Analysis, Technical Studies and Video Analysis, Health and Nutrition, Sports Psychology, Strength and Conditioning and Sports Medicine.”