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2014 World Cup: ex-Ghana FA capo Ben Koufie wants Kwesi Appiah contract extension

Published on: 14 April 2014
Kwesi Appiah

Former Ghana FA boss Ben Koufie wants Kwesi Appiah’s contract to be renewed before the 2014 World Cup.

The former Ghana defender presided over Ghana’s impressive qualification to the global showpiece, becoming the first local man to do so after two previous feats were achieved by Serbian.

There have been calls for his mandate to be renewed as his current deal nears expiration to enable him concentrate fully on the job at hand.

Experienced football administrator, Ben Koufie, is urging the FA to put the matter to rest by handing him a new deal.

“Kwesi (Appiah) has done extremely well to deserve contract extension,” he said

“There is no need to delay in renewing his mandate. In my view we should extend his contract before the World Cup.

“He needs to focus on the job and therefore we should not leave the matter of contract renewal hanging on his head.

“To qualify a country to the World Cup is no mean achievement. We need to impose confidence in him by giving him a new deal.”

Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi leads a number of high-profile personalities who have backed calls for his mandate to be renewed.

Appiah has a 50 percent winning rate in his two-year reign as coach of the Black Stars.

The former Ghana international has won 10 times, lost seven and drawn three in the 20 matches he has presided over as coach of the Black Stars.

His current deal runs out on July 18 this year.


This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
  • sticky straw says:
    April 14, 2014 06:21 pm
    Kwasia appiah lacks ideas when things go tough for him ,we all saw it during the last edition of Afcon when Ghana was Playing against mediocre Team like burkinafaso which has got no talented player at their disposals . He may be good coaching one of the local league not black stars , with no head coach expirence I don't think black stars is the team for practicals
  • kwabena says:
    April 14, 2014 01:23 pm
    Well, I understand the man’s contract has already expired? If this is true, then it means the has no coach. This is to say AA is not the BS coach as it stands now. In fact, the BS has no coach going into the WC. If this is true and GFA is aware of this then referring to the GFA as a group of idiots will even be understatements. The worse scenario should have been at least extending his contract to cover the world cup period and latter see if it is wise to continue with him or not after the team’s performance in Brazil. For me this is a sensible thing to do. This means that all along the GFA never wanted AA to lead the team in Brazil but that agenda of technical director was indeed a reality! You hypocrite and nation wreckers!
  • Assemblyman says:
    April 14, 2014 01:22 pm
    This contract thing shouldnt even be discussed now..He has failed at a major tournament and lost ideas at the Cup of Nations recently held.I am even caution of his role in Brazil.His performances should be assessed after Brazil.
  • access says:
    April 14, 2014 11:17 am
    Wait after the world cup...If he fail Ghana then you kick him out for another black man maybe Dessailly
  • yaw2 says:
    April 14, 2014 11:24 am
    DR AA contract will be renew and he will take Ghana far than the foreign coaches..
  • 21guns says:
    April 14, 2014 11:36 am
    Dr.ÀA is doing a good job,so it is a good idea to extend his contract. Mean whilst ghanains players abroad are doing well banging in goals and playing well. God bless Oman Ghana