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Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah deserves a new contract - Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi

Published on: 12 April 2014
Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi believes coach Kwesi Appiah has done more than enough to earn a contract extension but stressed the decision is not ‘solely’ his to make.

The former Black Stars captain presided over Ghana’s fabulous qualifying campaign to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Appiah becomes the first indigenous coach to qualify Ghana to the World Cup finals with Serbians leading the charge in Ghana’s previous two appearances.

Sceptics have however questioned the tactical acumen and man-management skills of the former defender – pointing out to his failures at the 2013 Nations Cup as ample proof.

But GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi says Appiah has impressed to warrant an extension as he initial two-year deal to be coach of the Black Stars near its expiration.

"Personally I prefer for him to stay on as coach of the Black Stars beyond his first two years," he told Montie FM.

"But the decision is not solely mine to make.

"Kwesi Appiah has done very well to be the first indigenous coach to qualify the team to the World Cup.

"He just didn't qualify us but he did it in grand style - smashing teams six, four and so on.

“But it is a decision that will be taken at the Executive Committee level but personally I have been very impressed by his work."

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.


This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • Boro says:
    April 12, 2014 04:26 pm
    I honestly dont think the time is right. Maybe we can discuss this after Brazil. The last major tournament he lead was not that good. Remember the BS were kicked out from reaching the finals by the Burkinabes. Let see what he brings now that he has been moving from one big club to another to see if he is actually learning or pretending to be learning. His performance in Brazil should determine that because his grade as it stands now is just little over average in terms of matches won since he became the manager of the BS.
  • Assemblyman says:
    April 12, 2014 03:58 pm
    This must be discussed after the World Cup,I guess .
  • Paul says:
    April 12, 2014 03:55 pm
    Yes. Akwasi appiah has just begun full time coaching with great success so it will be senseless to adondon a native with such potential to lead Ghana into a brighter future. I think the Black Stars should be handed over to him to manage for the next ten years and everybody will see the kind of talent Akwasi Appiah is endowned with. Great news!
  • gwegwes bogwes says:
    April 12, 2014 06:17 pm
    I dn't even understand why we (ghanaians) are making a lot of noise abt renewing de coaches contract . Our media wasting our ears over such issues ; jux b'cos teams in our group hv done so wth their coaches. If c'tries in our group hv renewed the contracts of their coaches , it simply suggest dey are sure of their coaches, but we still wnt our coach 2 prove himself capable of performing @ de world cup or tournament stage 4 dat matter. Will dey be asking such questions if de c'tries in our group had not renewed their's? The job is available 4 grabs he shd go, do well and come 4 it; simple.
  • spellBOUND says:
    April 12, 2014 06:26 pm
    hahaha. no comment!