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Ghana coach confident young players will recover from failed World Cup bid

Published on: 28 June 2014
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is confident his 'young' players will bounce back stronger from their 2014 World Cup disappointment to excel in future tournaments.

The Black Stars crashed out of the World Cup being staged in Brazil after the first round.

The Ghana team exited the competition without a win after finishing bottom of Group G with just one point.

This is the worst ever performance of the Black Stars at the World Cup since making their debut in Germany 2006.

The Ghana team was hit with several side issues including bonus row and disciplinary issues.

The fallouts have the potential of further disintegrating the team that the current coach started putting together when he was appointed in 2012.

But Kwesi Appiah believes his young guns have learnt a lot from their failed bid in Brazil to become better performers in future.

“Many of these players are young players we are building for the future,” he said.

“So right from the defence, midfield and attack there wouldn't been any perfection.

“I have learnt a lot from this tournament and I believe they have also learnt a lot.

“And they will correct these mistakes.”


This article has 12 comment(s), give your comment
  • andy hama says:
    June 28, 2014 04:33 pm
    Well said Tanko!
  • andy hama says:
    June 28, 2014 05:07 pm
    Resign ,if you are wise else you will have visits!!!!!!!!!!
  • beautiful says:
    June 28, 2014 01:20 pm
    Before the world cup there was a press conference and you said you used the afcon 2013 to build players for the world cup. Now at the world cup you are still building players. When are you going to finish. Keep your dignity and leave your post
  • Cookes says:
    June 28, 2014 01:34 pm
    Someone should drum it into this coach's head that the world cup is not a youth tournament. You don't go to the world cup with the aim of building for the future. You go there to win matches. He did not win even one match and by his pronouncements is out of touch with this reality. The least said about his bad tactics the better. He cannot match wits with the best coaches in the world. Any coach who thought he could rely on Dauda who is seriously handicapped when it comes aerial balls, just does not get it. Sticking your most creative midfielder at left full back was another mistake. I can go on and on. Ghana deserves a more astute coach no matter the color of his skin.
  • keith fron germany says:
    June 28, 2014 01:50 pm
    This coach is a joke . we were eliminated due to his tactical bankruptcy. Dude has no ideas .Dauda playing at the expense of kwarasey. the coach cost us very dearly. Akwesi the earlier u vanished the better.
  • Wilson says:
    June 28, 2014 02:14 pm
    the Shit still wants to be the coach. I get irritated when I see his picture or hear his name.
  • sami says:
    June 28, 2014 02:17 pm
    kwasi appiah. please find aother job. leave ghana . go to another country. please do me a favor and stop doing anything with football. this is not your sport.
  • Fiifi, Berlin says:
    June 28, 2014 02:28 pm
    Na klar! Chop and quench of the highest degree! These young ones had their training and mentality from somewhere else!! These young ones were the ones who UNDER A MORE REASONABLE AND BETTER COACH have won their cup in their division. These young ones would NOT improve under you!! They had a coach who could lead them far and in the medal zone up to wining the ultimate! You could not even qualify them from the group and you think they would have confidence in you ???! Sure they would get over the this trauma but whenever you assemble them , they would shouder and shake and would remember the catastrophy you led them into! Mr Coach do the honourable thing and resign , the shoes are too big for you! It is a fact even these young ones don't take you serious because they are used to better coaches than you! Do the honourable thing and resign gracefully, before the whole issue turns into something too ugly and messy! A word to the wise.....
  • Tanko says:
    June 28, 2014 02:53 pm
    Hahahaha Ha! Kwesi Appiah is a joker! With all seriousness he is not fit to be the coach of Ghana Black Stars. Personality wise not to talk of tactics. He should do himself a favor and step down. I know Nyantakyi has never admit failure however, if both Nyantakyi and Appiah are well informed, they stand aside and give someone the opportunity to develop and manage our national team of soccer. Out of ignorance, they both would be trying to clutch straws in order to remain in post. How dare you both throw out these gems (Sulley and Kevin ) and still be at post. Your crime is worse than theirs. Do yourselves and Ghanaians a favor and vamoose from the offices you're occupying. Ignorants
  • dede says:
    June 28, 2014 03:37 pm
    this A.Appiah guy will destroy this team for star is too big for him, mediocre coach indeed
  • nas says:
    June 28, 2014 03:43 pm
    **** you kwesi appiah
  • Awula says:
    June 28, 2014 07:13 pm
    This is a real mess. Sulley, KPB and others are no pushovers. They are used to working in highly professional environments and could not adapt to the antics of Nyantakyi, the GFA gang and inept, pathetic, tactically bankrupt Akwesi Appiah. Coach and co. need to go!!