Coach Samuel Paa Kwesi Fabin has disclosed that the Ghana Football Association decided against reappointing him as the Under-17 coach after the 2017 Fifa World Cup because he requested for a contract.
According to him, the hierarchy of the federation approached him to continue the job but was only ready to stay on under a contract.
The Black Starlets under the tutelage of Paa Kwesi Fabin finished as runners up in the U-17 African Cup of Nations tournament where they qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup held in India.
West Africa counterpart Mali eliminated Ghana at the quarterfinals stage in a 2-1 defeat. Ghana was banned in 2015 edition under Paa Kwesi for fielding an overage player.
However, speaking on a wide range of topics in an interview with Pure FM, Paa Kwesi Fabin said:
“I was told to continue as a head coach of the Ghana U-17 national team after the 2017 World Cup, but I gave them a condition that they should give me a contract before I accept the job and that is why the GFA didn’t reappoint me,” he revealed on Pure FM in Kumasi.
Ghana is two times winners of the U17 World Cup.
Paa Kwesi Fabin is currently the head coach of Ghana Premier League side Aduana Stars after signing a two-year contract early in the year.
He has had a stint with Asante Kotoko, Hearts Of Oak, Inter Allies and Heart Of Lions. He has also coached the youth teams of Uganda.