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Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan wants Kwesi Appiah retained as Black Stars coach

Published on: 07 August 2014
Asamoah Gyan in massive endorsement of Kwesi Appiah

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has endorsed the retention of coach Kwesi Appiah amidst reports he will soon be vacating his post.

Increasing media reports in Ghana suggests Appiah will be stepping down as Black Stars coach once he is told of an impending appointment of a technical director to supervise his work.

The Ghana FA per the reports wants to boost the Ghana technical team with the appointment of a technical director as against Appiah’s wishes.

The former Asante Kotoko defender is expected back in the country by the weekend after ending his vacation.

He will be told of the decision of the appointment of the technical director on his return where he is reported to reject fatly and resign if it is insisted upon by the GFA.

But captain Asamoah Gyan is adamant Appiah remains the right man to take the team forward despite the team’s woeful display at the 2014 World Cup.

“Kwesi Appiah is a very good coach. I will be disappointed if someone met some players [over Appiah’s possible departure],” he told Kumasi-based Angel FM.

“I am the captain and they should have consulted me.

“Kwesi Appiah introduced most of the current players into the team and gave them the chance to excel.

“At the moment we have a strong team that makes the future bright. What Kwesi Appiah needs now is the support of the public and the GFA.”

Ghana has two big games next month in the qualifiers for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Black Stars will host Uganda in the opening qualifier on September 6 before travelling to face Togo four days later.

Do you think players should be consulted over who should be the next coach of the players? Do you think Asamoah Gyan is right? Make your views known in the box below:


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  • A concerned citizen says:
    August 07, 2014 02:06 pm
    Adusei..did i hear you right..."b,cos this is the time for them to collect [money] or what?...His mistakes?? Gyan not to dictate to AA again or what? Probably, itwas AA who asked Gyan to campaign for him but it will back fire
  • ghana is my land says:
    August 07, 2014 01:57 pm
    All those of u talking shit about this coach God will punish u one by one,Was he the one suppose to give the boys their winning bonuses ?,How do u boost morale in such an environment ?The Muntari and Kevin saga would have happened if our corrupt officials had planned well in the first place.Even Mourinho would have failed.Its high time we started respecting our own nd be truthful with matter of this natuure.I feel like crying reading some of ur comments on here, because we are not been truthful, if we dont change our continent ,beloved Country wont change its ways and will continue to bow to this so called western world
  • Kwasi says:
    August 07, 2014 01:36 pm
    Haha this is a clear indication that Black stars is in shambles. Oh Ghana? When?
  • nat says:
    August 07, 2014 01:52 pm
    ASAMOAH just let us be!!!! he only want AA to stay so that he control him with his influence,just as he did during the world cup. telling AA to drop kwarasey for outmoded Fatau. AA must leave for fresh,competent and decisive brains to take over the team.......
  • King Wise Don Fuzzy says:
    August 07, 2014 01:46 pm
    Lol. This is funny. So Gyan believes the F.A will consult him before they make this sought of decision? Wel,l let's wait and see. At the end of the day, the best is what we hope for. Thank you. God Help Us!
  • KGB says:
    August 07, 2014 01:45 pm
    All because you want To retain your captainship. Asamoah Gyan looks so selfish. Does he think without Muntari and the likes, he can lead BS into any victory, even, in Africa? The truth surrounding the Brazil fiasco must come out. Any Trainer who sides with FA executives much to the perils of his top stars isn't competent enough win Silver ware. I have nothing against The Two Kwasis's - Nyantakyi and Appiah. Ghanaians want them To understand that Ghana must come first before their selfish interest. The Trainer is aware that there's nothing gainful for him apart from being a stooge or a puppet to the Nyantakyi's and others so as to keep his Job. The Salärs of the Coach from the tax payers money and not the FA. A technical Director is inevitable.
  • fish says:
    August 07, 2014 03:45 pm
    @Ghana is my land,kiss my ass for insulting us.
  • cobbs says:
    August 07, 2014 04:02 pm
    I guess Asamoah dancer(captain) must give way to he Warris and Assifuah.He,s a spent horse,besides, he,s over-aged and has nothing to offer.Who is this villager to say AA must remain as coach?Its time Dede captains the team,after all,he captained and won the U2os WC.Use some of the third place under 20s in Turkey.You have money alright,but better go and find your friend Castor.Akwasi Appiah will resign,he is not fit to coach BS,No player playing in Dubai if fit for the national team
  • kobina says:
    August 07, 2014 04:03 pm
    Appiah must go. Gyan your leadership will end soon if you dont prove it. if you are coach or captain in a ship and you cannot lead ya ship well a new captain or coach will come. Black star is not an individual thing its a national thing and for the goodness of national interest then coach appiah must go. This is we Africans, we abuse power and if that is so and gossiping and backbiting at black stars camp during Appiah and Gyan leadership, God will not bless a leadership full of greed. Appiah must go and set black stars free. Forward ever and backward never.
  • kwamina says:
    August 07, 2014 04:14 pm
    Bring muntari back and make him captain. He will be a good leader than Asamoah Gyan.
  • joseph says:
    August 07, 2014 12:24 pm
    He should shut up , why do we always want to put our mouths to decisions that are not of our concern ? this coach has take us to two tournaments and we've all witnessed what has transpired. i therefore think the GFA has every write to think otherwise if only they would be honest to Ghanaians .
  • Tumtum says:
    August 07, 2014 11:47 am
    My friend, Akwasi Appiah has been given numerous of chances and now it is clear that he lacks tactics and the whole Ghana does not need his services. If he is good, what local team has he coached before? I think Maxwell Konadu will be better than him. So Captain Asamoah Gyan, enough of your rubbish. You are not making any sense my brother. The man isn't a coach. He is blessed though.
  • Blag says:
    August 07, 2014 11:58 am
    why would he want otherwise. After making him an undeserved uninspiring captain. He wants him to stay so he can tell him whom to field in the starting line up. Fire burn em all, babylon people
  • Bostonman redsox says:
    August 07, 2014 12:10 pm
    Kwasia like that. AA needs to go
  • Adusei simon says:
    August 07, 2014 12:43 pm
    Is a good idea b,cos this is the time for them to collect his mistake.
  • AGONA ABODOM says:
    August 07, 2014 12:59 pm
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    August 07, 2014 01:06 pm
  • Assemblyman says:
    August 07, 2014 01:09 pm
    Foolish boy!
  • Adidi atem hene says:
    August 07, 2014 01:26 pm
    Gyan should give us a break.AA woukd be sacked.He has no tactics.
  • xoxoKSxoxo says:
    August 07, 2014 02:13 pm
    Asamoah Gyan (gyan3) should shut up and stay in the dark. He was part of the problem. When there are clicks in a group there are always issues. His association with Boye against Kwarasey was part of the problem. He was made captain by this undeserving coach so he is loyal to him blindly. They will consult you after they tell him he is inadequate. They cant go past him to tell you anything just yet. He will also complain they didnt tell him first. This is a decision by people above you Asamoah Gyan so please sit back and let progress take its course. I understand we need him for any form of success in the coming AFCON but it will be good to have a TD who will take over after the AFCON to get used to the players ASAP. Gyan3, put your personal interest aside and know that people have invested their emotions into the team without which you cannot enjoy the support you call for when going to play matches. You must consider all these things and side with what is best not just what you or a few people want.
  • A concerned citizen..2222 says:
    August 07, 2014 02:14 pm
    Ghana....What are you talking about...We are looking at his performance and results..Even Brazil coach who reached the semi finals has been fired..You are talking about he is our own, gentleness, quietness, respectfulness..are you kidding me..can those criteria win tournaments?? We need a competent coach to take us to the next level.
  • The greatest says:
    August 08, 2014 02:52 am
    Blessed with what? You just hate him. A samosa Gyan is more intelligent than the Minister. Any intelligent Minister will first talk to the captain. Minister is backwards.
  • The greatest says:
    August 08, 2014 02:54 am
    Blessed with what? You just hate him. A samosa Gyan is more intelligent than the Minister. Any intelligent Minister will first talk to the captain. Minister is backwards.
  • Hanson Abban says:
    August 11, 2014 10:00 pm
    HAHAAHA DUDE IS SCARED OFLOOSING HIS CAPTAINSHIP.PLS GO AND SIT SOMEWHERE,since u became captain its all about money and boycott at the stars camp.You were so selfish during the portugal game after u scored u selfishly squandere all the chances that came your way when u could have easily passed for someone at a right possitiion to score.And pls people, Fatau Dauda shouldnt be allowed to break our heart again,Adams should also be given a chance .He should be tried he single handedly took us to the afcon finals.I also think Ainooson shld be given a chance he was fantastic at the chan ,infact the whole defence at chan was superb they shld be well utilized.the goaalkeeper trainer shld also be fired he isnt good enough and is also patial towards dauda so the others dont trust him.IF AKWASI APPIAH CONTINUES TO FORCE HIMSELF ON GHANAIANS HE SHOULD KNOW HE WILL NEVER HAVE OUR BLESSINGS.
  • Eric Asmah says:
    August 08, 2014 05:43 am
    hahaha.Gyan i think doesn't know what he is talking about. Why should they consult him, for what?. can he tell his club management to consult before taking a it because AA gifted him with the captainship , Akwasi Appiah has nothing better to offer ghanaians. even Gyan does not qualify to be the should be given to either Muntari or A. Ayew
  • Crusader says:
    August 07, 2014 05:22 pm
    What else can he say? The least said about Gyan , the better. No doubt that he is the best striker ever to have graced Ghanaian football, but he is a failed leader. The day Appiah leaves his job as a coach, that day you will cease to be a captain.
  • Milky says:
    August 07, 2014 05:33 pm
    I am not going to be proud or respect anyone simply because he or she is black, white, indigo or my\our won. Respect is earned! I respect AA as a person because I dont think he has done anything to make me not but i dont respect his coaching\leadership skills because he has none. I’m only proud of people who are doing things that are good and advancing societies and countries. This mentality is what is messing Africa up. Even those a person might be killing us, wasting our money (something we really dont have much of) and failing miserably at his\her, people will say – let support him\her because he\she is our own. BS. I only support good people. I will never support my own kid if he is failing at running my family business. I will hire someone else who can help the family business grow so that my son and I can continue to make money and leave some for our kids. That's how anything should be done. Hire people on their merits not on their skin color/relationship. It will be nice to find a family member or a friend etc who is qualified to do a job but that's usually rare to come by. And Ghana has done just the opposite of that – we hired a guy just because he is one of us. He has shown us how awful he is at coaching and yet we are saying – We should be proud of our own. ****!! Nepotisim is what is killing Africa. Whats wrong with us?!!!
  • OGYA says:
    August 07, 2014 08:55 pm
    That murderer Asamoah Gyan should just shut the hell up, After killing Castro. Where is CASTRO'S BODY?