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2014 World Cup: Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah praises FA for massive support

Published on: 07 April 2014
Kwesi Appiah

By Rahman Osman

Follow Rahman on Twitter: @iamrahmanosman

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has praised the Ghana Football Association for their unflinching support and for not interfering in his job.

Appiah took charge two years ago and chalked a piece of history by becoming the first indigenous coach to lead the team to the World Cup finals.

Before that, he finished fourth at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals in South Africa.

The Ex-international defender has had several knowledge-sharing trips with clubs abroad to equip him for this June’s World Cup in Brazil.

"The FA has been supportive and have never for once interfered with my job," Appiah said

"They have been instrumental in getting us this far with their understanding and willingness to listen to the technical team.

"Not even for once do I remember if any member of the FA tried to impose anything on me.

"If such thing has happened then it was not my administration."

Appiah is currently on a learning tour in the UK where he spent a week with Liverpool boss Brenden Rogers and his technical team.


This article has 8 comment(s), give your comment
  • Ken says:
    April 07, 2014 08:43 pm
    From your own statement, it means you don't have any excuse should you fail to deliver in Brazil. You refused a Technical Director to assist you. We are all supporting and praying that you lift the Ghana flag higher. Good luck Coach James!!!
  • access says:
    April 07, 2014 09:10 pm
    Possible line up against USA kwaresay Jonathan Mensah---Vorsah-----Akaminko--------Wakaso KP Boateng-----------Muntari-------------------Ayew Kojo Asamoah----------Gyan----------------Waris
  • Ato ATL says:
    April 07, 2014 09:19 pm
    Does Michael Essien deserve a spot in the Ghana world team? Looking at his recent performance, i personally believe Ghana may not need him at the world cup. His performance and energy levels are below par. The coach should take a bold decision and drop him. Send players who can be competitive and not spectators at the mundial. Youngers like afriyie acquah, kwodwo asamoah, christian atsu and co can do the job better for GHANA.
  • Ken says:
    April 07, 2014 10:04 pm
    Is Akaminko better than Boye? have you seen Jonathan at right back? which game was that? When did Wakaso played left-back for the Black Stars? Square pegs in round holes. KPB and Dede playing where? 4-3-3 formation? I am happy you are not the coach.
  • Ghanaman says:
    April 07, 2014 10:37 pm
  • spellBOUND says:
    April 07, 2014 11:02 pm
    hahaha. oh ghanians, we insult without provocation....hmm
  • Ken says:
    April 07, 2014 11:27 pm
    Essien of Black Stars is a different player, watch him carry Ghana on his big shoulders in Brazil. We need the mixture of experience and young talents. It was leadership from the old that qualified us to the WC. At AFCON we struggled against Minnows because we had young talents with no experience. Erratic defending with disjointed midfield caused us the trophy. Now compare that squad to the Ghana/Egypt game in Kumasi - that was a world cup squad.
  • Ijahman says:
    April 08, 2014 02:46 am
    1. Kwarasey 2. Afful 3. Schlupp 4. Boye 5. Essien 6. Acquah 7. Dede 8. Muntari 9. Gyan 10.Kevin 11.Asamoah Reserves 1. Dauda, Adams 2. Inkoom 3. Opare 4. Akaminko 5. Jonathan 6. Rabiu 7. Atsu 8. Badu 9. Warris 10.Adomah 11.Wakaso