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2014 World Cup: Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah needs no foreign advisor - Ottmar Hitzfeld

Published on: 04 April 2014
Kwesi Appiah needs no foreign advisor to perform at the 2014 World Cup.

Renowned German coach Ottmar Hitzfeld has warned that appointing a foreign technical advisor for Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah could jeopardize their 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign.

The Switzerland coach claims bringing in or imposing a foreigner on the technical team will disrupt the plans of the Black Stars.

Hitzfeld also warned coach Appiah to make the right choice if he wants to hire a technical assistant.

“I believe that the coach in the person of Kwesi Appiah managed Ghana’s qualification process with his own philosophy which should be sustained for the success of Ghana in Brazil," the 65-year-old said in Accra on Tuesday.

“If there are some people pushing for foreign assistant or advisor they must put a stop it because it won’t help very much.

“If on the other hand it is the head coach himself who wants such an assistance, then he must be wary of this kind of additions to the technical team because it can disrupt the process. But the choice is his.”

Early this year, there were reports that the Ghana Football Association was considering fortifying the bench of the Black Stars by appointing a technical director.

Former Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac later claimed he had been contacted by Appiah to assist him at the mundial.

But those reports have been put to rest with firm assurances from the Ghana FA that it has never thought about bringing an advisor.



This article has 2 comment(s), give your comment
  • Benny says:
    April 04, 2014 11:48 am
    AA needs self belief.After all he fails to deliver during the World Cup,he would not be the first to fail. We are lucky to have a group of players if properly motivated,can cause upset to any team.Appiah needs to pick the right players, ex chewing favouritism,nepotism which is eating deep in the black stars.Players must be picked on merit.We can win the World Cup but the right thing needs to be done.
  • access says:
    April 04, 2014 04:33 pm
    Yeah we can win it if AA will select right players and play them on their rightful place...Ghana have the players to win it...