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Former Ghana coach Claude Le Roy warns Kwesi Appiah about interference

Published on: 16 March 2014
Claude Le-Roy

By Rahman Osman follow on Twitter @iamrahmanosman

Former Ghana coach Claude Le Roy has advised trainer Kwesi Appiah to be his own man and swat aside player imposition as he prepares to lead the Black Stars at the World Cup finals.

The Frenchman suspects certain officials in Ghana football will be campaigning for some players to make his squad for the tournament.

Le Roy, a well-travelled coach on the African continent, is aware of the temptations for a national team coach to kowtow to pressure from their bosses.

"The Coach should be a tough man and make his own calls because Ghana is a strong footballing national with great players," Le Roy Told Al malakoot Sat

"I think he (Kwesi Appiah) knows the magnitude of the competition he is going into and that should serve enough motivation to try and work with the best to achieve results for his country.

"Ghana's ability to qualify from the group will depend on the players selected and the mental set they carry into the tournament.’’

Le Roy was named Ghana coach in 2006 and led the Black Stars to win bronze at the Nations Cup finals on home in 2008 before he left.

He has Cameroon, DR Congo and now in-charge of Congo.




This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • Yaw2 says:
    March 16, 2014 10:19 am
    If kwasi Appiah can make the right selections and play the players in their rightful position Ghana can go very far...
  • kuukuphilly says:
    March 16, 2014 11:35 am
    He's been there and done that.
  • selfmade says:
    March 16, 2014 11:55 am
    Eversinceybody wants to be part of appiahs success!! Appiah ll do the right thing!!
  • kkknj says:
    March 16, 2014 04:10 pm
    That is right. it look like people admire AA and they realy want him to succeed. I see they want him to do things on his own and forget outsiders so that if he attain what is required they will praise and be proud of him. The door is still open to him to do what is right but at the same time he could falter if he pays attention to detractors.
  • keith from germany says:
    March 16, 2014 11:16 am
    Masa yaw2 u damn right my guy. The problem is since april 2012 when akwesi took charge of the team he hasnt been able to put some particular players in their right positions. Since he took over there has been no solution to the left back position eventhough there are a lot of guys like Baba rahman or nana akwesi asare to solve that problem. Even jeffrey schlupp of leceister city who plays both as a striker and left full back can occupy that position with ease. If AA plays his cards right by fielding the right players at their right position,then ghana will give many top nations a good run for their money. I will be very happy if AA proves me wrong afterall we are criticising constructively and not destructively.