Ghana Football Association (GFA) spokesman, Henry Asante Twum has confirmed Bernhard Lippert‘s departure from his position as Technical Director of the FA.
He emphasized that Lippert was brought in to create and establish a functional technical directorate for the FA, not in terms of physical construction but in terms of structuring and organizing the technical aspects of Ghanaian football.
Twum explained, “We appointed Bernard Lippert for a purpose. We brought him here to build a technical directorate for the FA, not in ‘build’ as in construction, but to put a structure together. Today we have a fully functional technical directorate because of him so his work initially we gave him a two year construct that was the initial contract the executive council gave him.”
Lippert’s work played a pivotal role in transforming the technical aspects of football in Ghana. He was initially given a two-year contract by the executive council of the GFA.
When this contract reached its expiration, an extension was granted, thanks to the support of FIFA. This extension enabled him to continue his efforts for an additional year, further solidifying the foundation of the functional technical directorate.
While his departure marks the end of an era, it also highlights the success achieved in establishing a fully operational technical directorate within the Ghana Football Association.