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Ghana coach Appiah to visit Liverpool this week in 2014 World Cup preparations

Published on: 18 March 2014
Kwesi Appiah to visit Liverpool to see how they work

Ghana head coach Kwesi Appiah will embark on a trip to visit Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and his staff to share ideas about trends emerging in the game.

Coach Appiah earlier spent a week with Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini and his staff and is expected to be  have the same arrangement at Anfield in his bid to gain more experience.

The Black Stars boss expressed his excitement at the opportunity and thanked the Ghana Football Association for their efforts to ensure the national team’s coaching staff are primed for the World Cup.

“The Ghana Football Association has done a fantastic job for me and my technical team to go there and share ideas and pick one or two things from these managers,” the Ghana boss said in an interview prior to his departure.

“We just came back from Manchester City which was a good exposure for me and I am hoping that we will be able to achieve the same with Liverpool.

“All of this is part of our preparations ahead of the World Cup in Brazil,” he added.

“We have to equip ourselves very well before the tournament starts in June, and there is no problem going there to pick something up from these managers.

“I watch the EPL a lot and for even this season Liverpool are doing very well, so it will be a welcome news for us all to start our work with them at Liverpool.

Appiah will not be alone on his trip to Anfield, with his assistant Maxwell Konadu set to join him.

“I an not going there alone, that is a great thing for us,” he explained.

“I will be with Maxwell Konadu and we have been told we will get enough time with the manager and the rest of their back room staff, we are hoping that we will learn a lot so we can help when the preparations for the upcoming World Cup.”


This article has 8 comment(s), give your comment
  • keith from germany says:
    March 18, 2014 05:14 pm
    Lets hope it will bring something good to the stars because sharing ideas doesnt necesarrily means you can coach like pelligrini or rodgers does. I will salute you if u prove me wrong by playing the right players at their positions and by playing the right tactics. Please kwesi appiah prove me wrong because i dont see any game plan in ghanas matches
  • foster hevi says:
    March 18, 2014 05:27 pm
    Ghana black star coach is doing well by visiting this team around the world
  • AllMightyRed says:
    March 18, 2014 05:30 pm
    That's great news from my point of view cos im a BlackStar & a Kopite... the benefits of this could be vital if they can translate it to the squad when they get back. Good luck & God bless @;0) YNWA, JUSTICE FOR THE 96.
  • Marcus Ayew says:
    March 18, 2014 05:37 pm
    keith what do u think about ghana playing a 3-5-2 formation?
  • keith from germany says:
    March 18, 2014 06:12 pm
    @marcus Ayew i dont think 3-5-2 wil suit ghana due to the players with have. I will rather go for a 4-1-4-1 or 4-5-1. Our strenght lies in the midfield so we have pack the midfield and defence. At the wc we cant play open play against these stiffer opossition. By playing these two systems mentioned above,you have to have strong wingers who are capable of attacking as well as defending thats why i will play k. asamoah and dede ayew on the wings since they are both good at defending and also attacking. Kpb and badu/muntari can marshall the central. In these systems you need a good central midfielder with a higher passing ratio that means80% of his passes must arrive at the wanted destination and this role can be perfectly filled by kpb. Gyan can make play behind warris or vice versa. The current german coach joachim löw said the midfield is the most important department of a team so if u can control affairs in the midfield,even an average defence you can move far. Thats my personal analysis
  • LeShaq says:
    March 18, 2014 07:40 pm
    This formation is good for a league system cos they play more matches, but will not be good a national team in which less matches are played and a win or a draw is very important in a tornament.
  • Benito says:
    March 18, 2014 09:11 pm
    Eei,Ghana is full of football coaches..the coaches that never were with all kinds of
  • Kofi USA says:
    March 19, 2014 08:33 pm
    STUPID MOVE. It is the Ghanaian football system that beats the Europeans, and not plying like them because they are better at their game than we are. Coach Adotey just beat European champions Germany with the Black Maidens using Ghana system. Coach Sellas Tetteh also beat both USA and Portugal in last year's world cup using Ghana way of playing. Playing Ghana system means European teams have to figure out and try to stop your style of play during the game. If you play their style, they will even show you they know it better than you. Selecting only Europe based players is the beginning of this stupidity.