Despite not having a coach since the Afcon ended, the Ghana FA are in no hurry to find a replacement.

Unsurprisingly, local media has been awash with potential names of coaches from all over the world to replace the departed Avram Grant. But the Communication Director of the GFA says his outfit have not even opened applications for the position.

Speaking to Marhaba FM in Accra, Ibrahim Sannie Daara explained the situation. "The Executive Committee of the FA will meet next week to decide on the criteria to use in selecting a new coach. Also to be looked at is whether to headhunt for a trainer or open applications."

He also confirmed that over 60 applications have been received. But he declined to mention names. That said, he was categorical in saying that no local Ghanaian was included among the applicants.

"I am yet to see an application letter and CV of a local coach despite the media speculation to the contrary."

The familiar debate about whether a local or foreign coach should take the job has, predictably, dominated the discussion. "I can assure you that on that subject, all we will look out for is competence and not skin colour."