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Ghana coach Appiah will not be automatically sacked if Black Stars fail to clinch AFCON title

Published on: 08 November 2012

By Ameenu Shardow

Akwasi Appiah will be fired in the event it is conclusively proven he was the cause of Ghana’s failure to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

This means that the Black Stars boss will not be sacked just because the country failed to win the title but it must be proven that he was the cause of the failure.

The Black Stars are looking to end a 31-year wait for an African crown by the time the tournament kicks off on January 19 in South Africa.

Ghana has failed to get close to Nations Cup success since reaching the finals in 1992 and in 2010.

The team failed to shine at the last tournament in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea with a fourth place finish – leading to the dismissal of Serbian coach Goran Stevanovic.

Now the Ghana FA says it has tasked coach Appiah to deliver victory in South Africa of which failure to do so attributed to him will lead to his ultimate sacking.

“The coach and the GFA are aware of the targets. In the contract, the target for the coach is to win this Nations Cup,” Ghana FA boss Kwasi Nyantakyi told said at a media briefing on Thursday.

“However let me quickly point out or add that the fact that you do not win a cup is not an enough basis or alone conclusively that the coach has not done well and so he has to be sacked.

“In every business situation, you do what you call a swot analysis. There are even external factors that can influence performance and you have to do all these.

“But if after doing that, the poor performance points irresistibly to one and only one direction that it is the man (coach) who did not do his work, I think it will be obvious to all.”

Ghana is drawn in Group B which will be based in Port Elizabeth alongside Mali, Niger and Congo DR.

The Black Stars will open their campaign on January 20 against the Congolese at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.


  • Ghanaman says:
    November 09, 2012 07:35 am
    Not worried about you apes
  • Randy Abbey says:
    November 08, 2012 06:11 pm
    I am 100% sure Appiah will be fired.Mark my words.He is no ta good coach period.
  • Papa says:
    November 08, 2012 06:14 pm
    It is SWOT Analysis and not SWAT Analysis Nyantakyi. Come and learn English from Southern Africa.
  • Randy Abbey says:
    November 08, 2012 06:28 pm
    I wonder how Nyantakyie became a Lawyer.The bloke is fond of committing grammatical mistakes.
  • BIGMARTIN says:
    November 08, 2012 06:42 pm
  • Al says:
    November 08, 2012 07:06 pm
    it was the journalist that made the mistake...kwesi was quoted
  • Ghanaman says:
    November 08, 2012 08:30 pm
    Your mother the whore will be fired! Kwasea!! Kwesi Appiah is the BEST coach in Africa!!
  • sade says:
    November 08, 2012 09:02 pm
    Hehehehehehe appiah pray hard u dont mit zambia or nigeria dat is if u wil even qualify out of that group
  • Randy Abbey says:
    November 08, 2012 09:04 pm
    Your useless mother too is a whore.May be you are my son,because I had sex with your poor mother for some peanuts some years back.When she was pregnant and came to me I drove her away.That is bis how you came to the world. You miserablesSon of a bitch.
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  • Randy Abbey says:
    November 08, 2012 09:23 pm
    Ghanaman your mother too the whore will be fired.Buulu. Kwesi Appiah is the worst coach in Ghana!!
  • BX, NYC says:
    November 08, 2012 09:31 pm
    Hmmm... i like this becuase, if the coach fails to call the right players to play for the nation and consequently gets eliminated from the tournament, then he's gone.. Bring on someone to qualify Ghana to the WC. My suggestion is Sellas Tettey
  • kofi Africa says:
    November 08, 2012 10:05 pm
    Ghanaman u don't make sense at all why are u so deluded huh? How is Kwesi Appiah the best coach in Africa and Randy is right he's gonna get fired and Ghana is not the same team as we used to know anymore.
  • kkd says:
    November 08, 2012 10:19 pm
  • Randy Abbey. says:
    November 08, 2012 10:25 pm
    I did not insult your mother Ghanaman.Thank you for calling my mother a whore.May God bless you.
  • Mwansa says:
    November 08, 2012 10:50 pm
    Give this prayer to your coach: "god please save my job, do all thou canth so that my path may be right and i dont meet these Zambians or Nigerians whose strength and wisdom surpass my own and my team and will surely conquer me and send me they parking to my home and lose my job. amen" He will need it.
  • agyei says:
    November 08, 2012 11:34 pm
    Kwasi Appiah just has to pick the right players ---- Wakaso, Abeyie, Akwasi Asare, Adomah, Jordan Ayew, Emmanuel Frimpong, Afriyie Acquah, etc...and blend them with the other ones....and thats it! No favors! Until he does that.....fireworks....its over! Stop calling players like Lee Addy, etc...!
  • Robeen says:
    November 09, 2012 12:22 am
    Go and ask Nigeria, who is better Ghana or Zambia? Has Zambia beaten Nigeria before? I don't even know why I am responding to your childish comment.
  • Robeen says:
    November 09, 2012 12:27 am
    This is good, I think the coach will now call the right players to save his job. Ghana is blessed with quality and talented players yet he continue to call bench warmers. How can Zambia make mockery of Ghana? China? Liberia? Gosh !! Disgusting, just disgusting. GHANA DESERVE BETTER, BEST COACHES IN THE WORLD APPLIED TO COACH GHANA BUT........
  • Kay says:
    November 09, 2012 12:32 am
    Thank you Robeen. Over hundred coaches including former Brazil national coach yet GFA decided to give it to a rookie, now see the results?. Even, even Zambia laughing at Ghana? Anyway we are all watching and waiting.
  • Chu says:
    November 09, 2012 12:42 am
    And who told sade and mwansa nigeria and zambia would get to the semis with ivory coast and tunisia ready for them
  • Chu says:
    November 09, 2012 12:58 am
    We know luck might just not be found when zambia meets CIV. And we should know nigeria had hardly beaten tunisia
  • Kotoko says:
    November 09, 2012 01:16 am
    Appiah shame these idiots and do what they hv failed to do in the past 32years with there colonial coaches!!!
  • Fiifi, Berlin says:
    November 09, 2012 01:21 am
    Mr. Nyantekyi WHY OH WHY??? How can you make such a statement at this crucial time ahead of the preparations towards this important competition?? You have just put unnecessary pressure on the coach and in a way given the players "alibis" in case they don't perform well - they would put every blame on the coach to cover up their own weaknesses and total failures! Remember the last AFCON and the "PLAVI/JUJU TALK"!! INSTEAD OF MOTIVATION, THREATS AND UNNECESSARY PRESSURE - MR. NYANTEKYI, IS THIS YOUR NEW MOTTO ? (PLAVI HAD A BETTER DEAL, BECAUSE HE FIRST SUGGESTED HIS OWN "SACKING" IF HE DOESN'T WIN THE AFCON)HOW HAVE THE TIMES CHANGED !
  • Oluwo says:
    November 09, 2012 01:21 am
    I see a repeat of the '94 AFCON final 'BAPTISM OF FIRE 'between Nigeria and dis space!!!
  • Feeling de heat now says:
    November 09, 2012 01:27 am
    Ghana ,why you guys seem to be panicking already...the tourney is yet to start and you already flashing yellow cards 4 Appiah...leave him alone n let him do his job without warnings!!!sisses.
  • kwame antwi says:
    November 09, 2012 02:45 am
    just call a player like abeyie and you will be fine
  • SNOW DEMON says:
    November 09, 2012 06:13 am
  • Chale' 1 says:
    November 09, 2012 06:14 am
    What nonsense reporting is this?!?!...and we condone this crap by agreeing with it. Instead of giving words of encouragement we are instead plotting the man's downfall. We just have some stupid, jealous assh**** who will not get anywhere in life. GSN, THIS IS BULLS*** AND AMATUERISH. PLEASE STOP WRITING SUCH STORIES.
  • pablo says:
    November 09, 2012 06:33 am
    Agyei you skipped one name! Quincy Abeyie Owusu.
  • Ghanaman says:
    November 09, 2012 07:27 am
    You mother is a donkey slut whore!! Kwesi Appiah is the best coach in AFrica!!
  • Ghanaman says:
    November 09, 2012 07:37 am
    You apes will cancel each other out and go out in the group
  • zambia is a shit hole! says:
    November 09, 2012 08:58 am
    Forkin bantus...always spying on gh..everything ghana wants zambia envy..AA wil do da job...let c how lucky zambia is in SA.
  • cromantin says:
    November 09, 2012 11:20 am
    @ PAPA: That is exactly our problem. We revel in ridiculing other Africans for committing errors in a foreign language. But even here he did say "swot" and not "swat". Is English his mother tongue? No. So why should he speak it perfectly? The English have been in contact with us for more than 500 years. Do they speak our languages? Tschewwww ....
  • Mayuka, Southampton England says:
    November 09, 2012 11:28 am
    fwayo tembo is coming for ghana....his club have placed a 20 million euro price tag on his head that is how good he is wait till these ghana ppl see him. God bless zambia
  • LoLvsFunny says:
    November 09, 2012 11:37 am
    He mentioned Abeyie's name. Check his post again
  • INKOOM says:
    November 09, 2012 12:03 pm
    if we lose to Zambia again ,he will be for sure be fired
  • say it loud says:
    November 09, 2012 06:16 pm
    Guys please stop the insults okay. lets be serious. Look at Appiah's picture above and tell me if he inspires confidence. i dont know why he even accepted the job offer. i think he will fail us miserably. i hope i am wrong for the sake of Ghana.
  • GHANAarmedROBBER says:
    November 10, 2012 07:02 am
    Good observation bro
  • NEZA says:
    November 11, 2012 01:39 pm
    ya 3-o