GFA retains Black Stars’ support staff

The Ghana FA wants to retain the services of physical trainer Jamie Lawrence and video analyst Gerard Nus following their impressive performance at the 2015 AFCON.

The pair were brought in as support staff for Avram Grant solely for the tournament which was staged Equatorial Guinea.

They however distinguished themselves in their roles, prompting the GFA to hand them permanent stay with the Black Stars.

Their roles will also overlap to benefit the other national teams.

“The inclusion of these professionals has proven to be a very useful experience and so the Football Association is considering to make it a permanent feature of the technical team so that we can enjoy the benefits of the solaces of these people and we will even extend the solaces beyond the Black Stars to the other six national team,” Nyantakyi told Joy FM.

England-born Jamaica international Lawrence played for English Premier League side Leicester.

Nus has experience working in a number of countries around the globe, including alongside compatriot Rafael Benitez at Liverpool FC as a part of the reserve coaching staff.

He worked under Gustavo Poyet at Brighton as the Head of Academy Coaching before leaving via mutual consent in January of 2013.