Ghana approached me for the coaching role in 2005 or 2006- German legend Lothar Matthaus

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It has emerged that the Ghana Football Association (GFA) sought legendary German footballer Lothar Matthäus to manage the Black Stars in 2005 or 2006.

Despite negotiations, Matthäus ultimately was unsuccessful in getting the post. In an interview with 3Sports, Matthäus stated, ‘Ghana approached me for the coaching role in 2005 or 2006.’

Even though we were in touch, something prevented the chats from ending as expected. I might have been on their lengthy list of potential applicants.

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Matthäus has kept ties to Ghana strong despite being passed up for the coaching job. He rose to fame on Tuesday when he was introduced as the new co-owner of Accra Lions of the Ghana Premier League.

Together, the group—which also includes agent Oliver Konig and Ghanaian footballer Frank Acheampong—brings to the Accra Lions a wealth of expertise, know-how, and international fame, ensuring an exciting new era for the team.

Lothar Matheus acknowledged his happiness and encouraged the players to exert themselves more.

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“I like to spend all my time in football. I want to give back to the community.

“I want to help with my experience. We know the football a bit longer than you so you can always come to me or anyone else in the team,” he said.

“You’re very professional. You’re all very talented from what I saw in training. The facilities were very good and I want to make sure we improve it even more.

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“Beating Aduana Stars after a rough patch in form is the kind of mentality I like. That’s why I’m here.”

Among the dignitaries present at the event which was held in Accra was the president of the Ghana Football Association Kurt Okraku who commended the club and wished them good luck.


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