Ex-Ghana coach Claude Leroy backs Kwesi Appiah as right man to lead Black Stars

Published on: 3 years ago
Ex-Ghana coach Claude Leroy backs Kwesi Appiah as right man to lead Black Stars
Kwesi Appiah (in blue) is the right man for the Black Stars says Leroy

Frenchman Claude Leroy says Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is the right man to lead the Black Stars to a brighter future despite the team's failure at the World Cup.

Appiah, who was Leory's assistant when he was in charge of the Black Stars, has been under fire since Ghana crashed out of the group stage of the tournament in Brazil two weeks ago.

Despite the disquiet in some quarters, the former international defender is set to earn a fresh contract as the Ghana Football Association has agreed an extension with Appiah.

According to the state-owned newspaper Graphic Sports, Appiah will receive a $100,000 signing fee, an improved salary of $36,500 from the previous $20,000 in the deal to end in June 2016.

The revelation by the newspaper has not been well received in some quarters who think Appiah does not deserve a renewal because of the team's showing in Brazil.

But Leroy, who led Ghana at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, thinks the Black Stars will thrive with Appiah in charge given his experience in the game.

“Kwesi Appiah, who was my assistant in Ghana, is a man and a coach of the highest quality. With Kwesi Appiah, Ghana seems incredible,” Le Roy told Star Africa. 

Appiah led the Black Stars to an impressive showing in the qualifying for the World Cup thumping African giants Egypt 6-1 in the process.

Do you think Appiah is the right man to lead the Black Stars? If not what are the alternative? Make your views known in the box below:


  • A concerned citizen
    says: 3 years ago
    Leroy..you are a liar..Appiah hasn't learnt anything and must go
  • Ansong
    says: 3 years ago
    These Kumasi coaches have nothing to offer our beloved Black Stars.How do you expect a coach without UEFA coaching license and,head coach experience to win any cup? This is the time to fire them and bring in a competent coach with track record. *wise up*
  • Rasheed
    says: 3 years ago
    You are a moron Le Roy,who are you to choose a coach for us.Have you forgotten how you failed to win AFCON2008 on our soil.str_repeat('*',strlen('Fuck')) ugly nyantakyie and flat face saanie diarra for this cheap propaganda for wimpy and clueless Appiah.
  • Kwame Pablo
    says: 3 years ago
    Who the fck is Claude? He is only interested in coaching African and Asian teams whose dreams are just to get to quarter finals in international tournaments and be hailed as if they won the world cup... Noncence
  • Pee
    says: 3 years ago
    Kwasi Appia is tactically bankrupt so is OK for him let's go n look for better expstraite coach local coaches can not offer us anything better than disappointment n heart attack.
  • Boro
    says: 3 years ago
    AA has every opportunity to suceed this time or resign as early as possible and expose whatever might be hindering his success being it from GFA, FA, sports ministry or the playing body. This is his last opportunity and Ghanaians will not accept any excuse this time. Infact, he will have to pay every money spent on developing his coaching career by GFA back if he fails. In afcon 2013 his failure was due to relyin on young and inexperience talents and also naming injured players in his squad because those players chose to hide their injury. In Brazil 2014 he failed this time because the government failed to pay appearance fee in time to the players which lead to players revolt in camp. Player indisciple is also cited as one of the cause. It will not have to happen the third time. We will not settle for anything less than winning the afcon 2015 cup. NO MORE EXCUSES THIS TIME.
  • Wee ba
    says: 3 years ago
    This premitive coach is killing Ghana football with his stone age tactics....corrupted fucktard
  • Mumbi
    says: 3 years ago
    AA is surely the right man to coach Ghana. GFA & Ghanas government are too bankrapt to employ a quality coach as they finished all the money in their treasury on organizing fake friendly games b4 the WC and paying appearance fees. I could foresee ghanaians turn to eating shit, save for those seeking assylum in Brazil.
  • IDEY 4U
    says: 3 years ago
    is it dat he paid u? or u are simply inexperience. a coach dat donot know his first 11 should be sacked with immediate effect .as for leroy who are u to dictate to as or u forgot how u fail miserably in 2008 str_repeat('*',strlen('fuck')) u!
  • spellBOUND
    says: 3 years ago
    oh claude, have they payed u off too? i thought u were above that.. i guess not.
  • afrikaba1
    says: 3 years ago
    Leroy has been dealing with African federations for over 25 years and he's been corrupted. He first coached cameroon in 1985. Thats long enough to be corrupted and Im not surprised he's backing him. For all you know they have promised him the job once AA leaves.
  • nyame nti
    says: 3 years ago
    Leroy u lia bad bcus AA had any opportunity to improved in Brazil but bcus P&P:pay and play that brought us home early .Adoma replace Atsu and rast Fatau for Kwarasy. Shame unto AA & Nantakyi &Ankra
  • Benito
    says: 3 years ago
    This guy again.. Lol some Ghanaians have problem pronouncing your name'some call him "crocodile". You again??? Appiah must go.period!!
  • TrueGhanaian
    says: 3 years ago
    Bro Boro;i really support your comments,but havent we had enough of this incapable coach?bro.He must leave,we dont need him no more.I can see the black stars is too big for him to handle.this coach is always experimenting,and he does not have his best starting eleven.have you noticed this?bro Boro.he is also weak and the players do not respect him.all the time ;bringing disgrace to Ghana during international tournaments.AA could not win even a single match in W.C 2014 upon all these talented players he has.and he always have an excuse when he fails.A coach indeed.
  • Mohammed Abubakari
    says: 3 years ago
    Birds of the same feathers flock together.