There is a hunt for a new coach for the Black Stars following the sacking of C.K Akonnor and his two assistant coaches on Monday by the Ghana Football Association.

This follows the team's poor showing in the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers where Ghana struggled with a limp win against Ethiopia before losing to South Africa in Johannesburg.

Former Zambia and Ivory Coast trainer Herve Renard has been linked with the vacant Ghana job but that has been brushed aside by a member of the Ghana Football Association's (GFA) Executive Council (Exco), Nana Oduro Sarfo.

He says that the country cannot afford the salary of the two time AFCON winner who was once a physical instructor for Ghana under former coach Claude Leroy.

“We cannot pay him. When he was with Morocco he was taking about $50,000. Now he is in Saudi Arabia so you can imagine what he is taking now. It is not true we want Herve Renard. We just cannot pay him,” Oduro Sarfo told Asempa FM in an interview on Monday evening.

Vice President of the Ghana Football Association(GFA), Mark Addo has been tasked to chair the three member committee set up by the GFA's Executive Council to lead the search for a new coach.

The committee which has Dr. Randy Abbey and Upper East Regional Football Association Chairman, Alhaji Salifu Zida as members have been tasked to find a Head Coach and Assistant Coaches for the Black Stars within the next 72 hours.