Dutchman Patrick Greveraars joins Black Stars as second assistant coach
Dutchman Patrick Aldert Elisa Greveraars has joined the backroom of the Ghana senior national team – Black Stars – as second assistant coach.
Greveraars arrives to strengthen the Black Stars technical team in their quest to qualify for the 2022 Fifa World Cup and as well achieve the target of winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
A statement by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Monday said the 45-year-old – who is already in the country – has been engaged upon the request of Black Stars head coach CK Akonnor.
“The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association has agreed to the request of CK Akonnor for the appointment of a second Assistant coach to further strengthen the technical team of the Black Stars.
“The new coach, Patrick Greveraars is a UEFA A-License holder with over 25 years of worldwide top football experience.
“He is expected to bring his experience, worldwide contacts and football methodology on board if he signs the deal.
“Greveraars is currently in Ghana to assist the team with the upcoming International friendly matches and also to finalize talks ahead of his appointment.
“He will team up with Coach CK Akonnor and David Duncan in Cape Coast to prepare for the friendly matches,” portions of the GFA publication read.
Patrick Greveraars has largely worked as an assitant coach at clubs like Willem II, Vitesse Arnhem, Feyenoord Rotterdam, Al-Shabab and Anorthosis Famagusta between July 2011 and May 2019.
The Black Stars are currently camping in Cape Coast to prepare for the two matches against Morocco on Tuesday, June 8 and Ivory in Cape Coast on Saturday, June 12, 2021.