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Afranie wants Ghana asst coach to stay

Published on: 22 September 2010

Veteran Ghanaian coach Emmanuel Afranie has urged the Ghana Football Association to retain AKwesi Appiah as assistant coach of the national team irrespective of who takes over.

Afranie, who handled the Ghana national team in 1984, is a backer for an indigenous Ghanaian coach to be appointed.

Now in-charge of debutants Tudu Mighty Jets in the Ghana Premier League, Afranie believes Appiah fits the bill to be second-in-command of the Black Stars.

"Appiah played for Ghana, he captained Ghana, has been an assistant for two years and is widely respected. Whoever comes to take over from Rajevac will need someone who knows the team from the inside and knows the players so from that position, Appiah must stay," the 2001 Fifa Under-20 World Cup silver winning coach told a local radio station.

"It is important that we keep those ex-national players with so much to offer as close as possible to the national team."

Comments

  • Jeez says:
    September 23, 2010 08:46 am
    Who need Zola. Even the Italian FA didnt consider him for their posts. Give it to a Ghanaian.
  • Kenneth County says:
    September 22, 2010 06:40 pm
    It is precisely because of this continuity in the face of upcoming international matches that I also believe the Stars Assistant coach should be given the Caretaker role for the job just as Sellas Tetteh was accorded after the departure of Le Roy. Who knows he may be capable of the job.
  • Ike says:
    September 22, 2010 07:01 pm
    Our local coaches. Can even get to the group stages of cad chamions league yet they want to coach some of the best players on the world. What a pity?
  • Antwi says:
    September 22, 2010 07:28 pm
    We need Zola
  • yaw2 says:
    September 23, 2010 01:59 am
    SPORTS MIND u dont no nothin about football.All the trophies Ghana have is won by local coaches.Go do some reserch about Ghana football b4 u talk shit about black man ok my nigga.
  • JAH PROPHET says:
    September 22, 2010 10:02 pm
    WELL SAID; COACH HENE. AKWASI APPIAH MUST BE MAINTAINED. WE DON'T NEED ANY FOREIGN COACH. FOREIGNERS HAVE TAKEN US FOR FOOL FOR SO LONG. IT IS TIME WE HIRE OUR OWN. THE SO-CALLED PROFESSIONALS WERE BROUGHT UP PRACTICALLY BY COACHES AFRANIE, JONES, DUNCAN, HAYFORD ETC. IN 1991, COACH AFRANIE DID ALL THE WORK BUT OTTO PFISTER WAS GIVEN THE CREDIT. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH; NO MORE FOREIGN COACH TO DESERT US. MILO MUST BE THE LAST TO FOOL US. ABBBBBAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! SIT DOWN FOR I'M COMING BACK TO SIGN A 4-YEAR CONTRACT AND NOW LOOK WHAT COACH MILO HAS DONE TO US. DOYA DID THE SAME THING LIKEWISE CLAUD LE-ROY. HOW LONG MUST WE ALLOW OURSELVES TO BE FOOLED ?
  • THE----POSSE says:
    September 22, 2010 10:13 pm
    WELL SAID Kenneth County AND JAH PROPHET i agree with you my friends.
  • SPORTS MIND says:
    September 22, 2010 11:56 pm
    What is the big deal about these local coaches? What have they accomplished? I want someone with a proven record or great potential to coach Ghana my homeland,not someone just because they're local. Do u think Kwasi Appiah has a chance to coach England, France or any top 20 country in the world? No, i love my fellow locals but they need time,NOT NOW, we need to improve not go back
  • Kwadwo Amaning says:
    September 22, 2010 10:41 pm
    This relegation coach,,,,,i pray mighty jets don't drop back under this man. All the same Akwasi Appiah is the best for assistant and the best local to handle the job. thank u!