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I didn't request for technical adviser- Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah

Published on: 04 September 2014
Kwesi Appiah

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says he never requested for the appointment of a technical adviser but has no problem getting an extra helping hand.

The Ghana Football Association is in the process of appointing a competent hand to assist the Black Stars trainer in an advisory role.

Serbian coach Milovan Rajevac and Dane Flemming Serritslev have been short listed to take up the job.

There have been claims that the appointment of a technical adviser was at the request of Appiah but the Black Stars boss says this is not true.

"I didn't request for a technical adviser, I want to make that clear," he said.

"It was a suggestion and I said fine, if the nation can afford even ten technical advisers for me I don't have a problem.

"With Christian Atsu, a friend suggested him to me and I took that advice.

"I am welcome to any advice, if I think it will be helpful to the team, I will take the advice."


This article has 16 comment(s), give your comment
  • xoxoKSxoxo says:
    September 04, 2014 06:55 pm
    you haven't @Samuel, I have been advocating this for a while now but people are mad and dont know how to be angry and not sin. We believe our own coach is not good for the job but lets not insult him or any other leader. He did not force himself on the job. someone hired him and that someone can fire him. If his boss does not want to fire him then leave him alone.
  • Gbormor says:
    September 04, 2014 07:34 pm
    I have a question,those so called all knowing people who are claiming today that the coach is incompetent, where were they when the guy was winning his matches. Was he not the same person that winning with high goal margin against the so called competent expat coaches. Some of us are indeed blind. The same milo we are calling for (one goal project) left us when we needed him the most. The man did mistake at the tournament but it does not mean he not good.
  • banger says:
    September 04, 2014 08:18 pm
  • Alhaj says:
    September 04, 2014 08:40 pm
    Hhm Gbormor i agree with u. For heavens sake lets show respect to dr. AA. he has done well as the first local coach to take us WC. All is not lost lets give the support to do better. i hope ive not offended anyone.
  • Barnabas Senyo says:
    September 04, 2014 08:53 pm
    The problem in Ghana is that once you are prominent you will find some one who will defend and praise you even if you commit a crime. Why is it difficult for people to identify kwesi appiah and even Dramani Didi as mediocre coach? This man behaves as if he is more important than all Ghanaians. He robbed Ghanaians if joy in two major tournaments and still has people rooting for him.I if he hates insults then he must resign and stop imposing his stomach on us.
  • Samuel says:
    September 04, 2014 04:51 pm
    He is not a competent coach the country needs to push us forward. Fine! Most of the football enthusiasts want a better coach. But, please could we be more polite and stop insulting the coach or leaders? Why can't we express our opinion without insults? It does not help at all. Let's try as much as we can to give respect to people as we need the same from them. Even your own biological child will not show respect to you the moment you try to constantly use harsh words on him especially every single thing she/he does. I hope I have not offended anyone.
  • Rasheed says:
    September 04, 2014 02:19 pm
    You are so dumb,that is why we requested a technical director for you.Do not think he is coming to advise you on who to select.He is actually coming to do your job,the actual coaching of black stars.
  • Zambia waatete(KOFTOWN) says:
    September 04, 2014 02:20 pm
    Who wnt's to listen to u
  • A concerned citizen says:
    September 04, 2014 02:24 pm
    Coach Dr, AA you are affectionately called the "silent killer"since when did you break your silence and you keep on talking to provoke soccer fans of your incompetency? You know no shame what will save you is to resign but you are selfish and looking at your pocket alone. The day you will resign people will celebrate another 'independence day'
    September 04, 2014 02:25 pm
    Who want's to listen to you,we don't need you
  • Rasheed says:
    September 04, 2014 02:26 pm
    You are so dumb,that is why we the masses requested a technical director for you.Do not expect him to advise you on who to select.He is actually coming to do your job for you that is,coaching black stars.
  • waatete waatete says:
    September 04, 2014 02:28 pm
    We dnt need you as a coach you sucks.
  • TrueGhanaian says:
    September 04, 2014 02:33 pm
    Wow ,bro Rasheed,you got it right,this Akwasi Appiah guy is just occupying important space with no clue
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  • Samuel says:
    September 04, 2014 10:05 pm
    Barnabas Senyo, as a patriotic Ghanaian, I don't really rate the coach as a top notch coach after the 2 tournaments ( African Cup of Nations and the World Cup) but that does not mean my view is the best , he can't improve or WE MUST INSULT him. NO! That's not healthy at all. I have 2 best friends. 1 likes the coach and the other does not rate him as I do but we just analyse his performances and we hardly insult him. That's total disrespectful. At least he has done or achieve something for the nation. Pls once he is still coaching the country we have no choice than to respect him though you can criticise him constructively
  • lolvsfunny says:
    September 05, 2014 06:36 am
    Please please, the fact that the GFA kept him there even those he was not cut for the job doesn't mean he's a good coach. The Player themselves had this fighting spirit that kept them going. So my Friend, this coach has only survived behind the had work of the players and any one at all would have choked the same success with this current crop of players. If he thinks he's a good coach, we should dissolve this current squad and let him build a new team (with completely different players) and let see if Ghana will even make it out of any qualifiers.