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Appointent of Black Stars technical adviser makes no sense, says ex Ghana star Tony Yeboah

Published on: 13 August 2014
An appointment of a technical director is expected soon to assist coach Kwesi Appiah

Ex Ghana star Tony Yeboah is against the appointment of a technical adviser for the Black Stars despite assurances it is a move to enhance the team’s performance.

The Ghana FA have set up a three-man committee to look for a competent hand to provide technical assistance to coach Kwesi Appiah.

There have however been varied reactions towards the decision to bring in a ‘competent hand’.

While some argue it is a move in self-admission of Kwesi Appiah’s incompetency, others are towing the line of the GFA by insisting it will only enhance the team’s performance.

Former Ghana striker Tony Yeboah has waded into the ongoing debate – suggesting the appointment is unnecessary especially when Kwesi Appiah is suspected not to be up to the task.

“We all admit that the team didn’t do well at the World Cup and that changes ought to be made,” he told Peace FM.

“There is however two things now; either you sack or maintain the coach but then with this appointment of an adviser, I just don’t understand how it will work.

“Will he [technical adviser] be the boss over the coach or he will work under the coach? I don’t get it.”

The three-member search committee are expected to complete their work next week for the appointment to be made before Ghana's opening 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Uganda in early September.

Ex France captain Marcel Desailly has been linked to taking up this role but he has since dismissed his interest in the job.

Former Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has also been mentioned.


This article has 12 comment(s), give your comment
  • brightstar says:
    August 13, 2014 11:59 am
    I don't get it either. If the GFA or K.A thinks he is not up to the job, please just go ahead and remove him. But if they do think otherwise, then let him work. I don't understand this GFA anymore. It's definitly not the same management style used to get us to 2006 and 2010 WC.
  • Canadian says:
    August 13, 2014 10:28 am
    It clearly shows how things work in Africa.Clinging to things that doesn't work.AA have had two tournaments and failed miserably in both. The simple solution is to get rid of AA.What is the point in appointing a technical director?It is better to pay AA off and employ a competent coach than trying to turn AA into coach.He has no coaching,managerial or leadership skills. At least Ghana will not be paying fir his business class travels.
  • KojoLee says:
    August 13, 2014 10:03 am
    A very confused FA. They have hung themselves on the rope and couldn't loosen it back.
  • Fiifi, Berlin says:
    August 13, 2014 10:36 am
    GFA is "locked up" ! The GFA does not know how to get out of the contract it signed with AA, hence this idea of Technical director. AA is simply not up to the task, period! If GFA still wants to keep him , he should be sent on an intensive modern coaching course, preferably in Germany and then redeployed within the coach ranks of GFA! The GFA must hold talks with AA to see how best to settle the "new contract" affair. The GFA put the cart before the horse, and this has become a big trouble for them!
  • Paddy says:
    August 14, 2014 03:55 am
    If Kwesi Appiah is the problem of the black stars then why the hullabaloo about a so called commission,the reality is that we failed at the world cup due to off the field issues which affected the team seriously,if we think our failure is due to technical issues we should just go ahead and fire the coach and bring in the European coaches who will also fail anyway,b'cos no european has ever won a trophy with the black stars,they only come destroy the creativity of our players hence the single goal margins in our games.God save ghana.
  • plnto says:
    August 14, 2014 05:48 am
    Its true let the coach go cause getting a technical advicer is garbage we have to pay both of them for doing one job get a different coach
  • Quincy says:
    August 13, 2014 01:18 pm
    Sorry theirs nothing the GFA can do to AA as he got FIFA backing short we stuck with AA till kingdom come.(contract runs out).
  • xoxoKSxoxo says:
    August 13, 2014 02:00 pm
    They may be covering for their own not wanting to send him out in disgrace. I suspect the T.D. will come in only to take over after the AFCON. I will be surprised if he (KA) stays on after the AFCON. I can understand changing coaches right now will not be best for the team with the next tournament coming up in Jan (5months). A new coach wont get enough time to get the players to play his system. As horrible as KA is, he should be the man for the next tournament but must be replaced, even if he wins the AFCON, which he wont. The TD can use the time to get to know the players and the team and when he takes over can employ his system. If our 2010 coach Milo. is willing he should be allowed back. While all this is going on, we need a new GFA president. Serious changes should be made in the GFA to remove present cancer.
  • kojo says:
    August 13, 2014 02:15 pm
    I agree with Tony Yeboah, Kwesi Appiah has performed poorly as a coach, he does not have the technical or player management skills to handle the complex team that Ghana has - - foreign born Ghanaians, local born, those playing overseas under high level coaches- - he is not up to job, fire him like we did to the expatriate coaches who failed. Hiring a technical advisor is trying to cover his incompetence - - this is our Africa/Ghana problem - -"fa ma Nyame" - leave it to God. God gave us brains to make hard management decisions. Any soccer observer could have told the GFA that Appiah does not have what it takes - it was proven at AFCON 2013 and Brazil 2014, cut him loose and get a highly competent coach
  • mumbi says:
    August 13, 2014 02:16 pm
    Am sorrrrrry 4 insulting u fellow Ghanaians.You that I just jealous your team and I want our national team to be like yours.Moreover our site zambfoot is very boring that's why I always come here to make fun of you.Respect Ghana black stars.
  • kobina says:
    August 13, 2014 03:10 pm
    Coach Appiah must go, appiah leave the stars alone we dont want greed confusion at this modern Ghana, go go now b'cos your time is up to go.
  • xoxoKSxoxo says:
    August 13, 2014 03:14 pm
    Its called the internet mumbi. you welcome to comment anytime. just keep it civil.