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2014 World Cup: Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah defends his non-abrasive coaching style

Published on: 30 March 2014
Kwesi Appiah says he gets the message across to his players

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says defended his non-aggressive style of coaching the Black Stars insisting he prefers to communicate effectively with the players rather than scream at them.

The former international defender says he prefers to communicate in a calm manner so that the players can get the message without all the stunts surrounding the screaming to his players.

Some Ghanaians have criticised the coach saying that his calm way of communicating with the players does not send the message of urgency to the players with many preferring the Jose Mourinho abrasive style.

Appiah says the players get the message through the way he communicates insisting any the method has worked perfectly for him.

“I’m not the kind of guy to shout a lot on the touchline, it’s just not my style,” he told the FIFA Weekly magazine.

“At the end of the day I need to get through to the players so there’s no point screaming at them.

The former Black Stars captain continued: “If the players don’t listen to me, then that’s a different issue.

“Apart from that, I respect the players a lot,” he said.

Through his coaching method, Appiah became the first native coach to send Ghana to the World Cup.

Despite being reserved he has clamped down hard on traces of indiscipline in the squad by slapping bans on several players. 


This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • kuukuphilly says:
    March 30, 2014 10:59 am
    But he needs just a little stone face at times when the going gets tough..
  • keith from germany says:
    March 30, 2014 02:46 pm
    @bro Benito,nobody is forcing AA to be something he isnt but at least when the going gets tough u can open The mouth and give instructions when some players are not playing to instructions. A good example is bundesliga side sv werder bremen coach Robin Dutt who is more quiet than AA but when the going gets tough he opens his mouth and lets the players feel the heat. That has got nothing to do with quietness. Milo was also quiet but whe players start joking he instructs them to do thing.
  • Benito says:
    March 30, 2014 12:29 pm
    Wow,I admire the intelligence of this coach,why people want to be other person,we all unique in one thing or the other,I can't force myself to be like someone else,screaming does win matches,the players are professionals and mature adults and what they have to do,please don't force the coach to be like mourihno ,let him be !!!