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Ghana FA critic hails decision to maintain Black Stars coach Appiah, wants more courses for the trainer

Published on: 04 July 2014
Kwesi Appiah has been retained as the Black Stars coach

One of the critics of the Ghana FA has hailed the federation's decision to maintain coach Kwesi Appiah as the Black Stars boss despite the team's early exit at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Rastaman Nana Agyemang says the decision to maintain the first local coach, who qualified the Black Stars to the World Cup, is the right move but insists the GFA must invest in upgrading the coaching skills of Appiah.

Despite several calls for Appiah to be fired in the wake of the group stage exit for the Black Stars, the GFA's powerful body the Executive Committee extended his contract.


Nana Agyeman said the re-affirmation of Kwesi Appiah is "the right move if they [GFA] are going to do the right thing".

He called on the GFA to send the coach to a UEFA licensing course to deepen his understanding of the modern game.

Kwesi Appiah's tactics has been questioned by fans and his training regime branded mediocre by mayor of Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Kojo Bonsu.

The coach was also criticized for losing his grip on the senior team after verbal attacks and several acts of indiscipline gutted the Black Star's campaign.

Coach Kwesi Appiah prior to the World Cup was sent on an internship programme with English Premier League giant Manchester City.


This article has 19 comment(s), give your comment
  • jub says:
    July 04, 2014 04:40 pm
    rasta man normally employees have responsibility to upgrade themselves not employers unless they are special talent and one wish to bind him, now what is special about AA. he cant use BS to experiment at least he should try the other national teams and maybe a local club. Your argument is weak he should be fired pure and simple
  • Tanko says:
    July 04, 2014 04:30 pm
    Nonsense!!! Who's gonna pay for that. He can go do whatever courses he wants but not from Ghana. He's supposed to be talking stepping down anyway... How dare you suggest courses on Ghana: Ghana is not one person's business and we the majority in Ghana says he should step down now... Not tomorrow but today and now. You guys don't want to see Ghanaians demonstrating over this issue..... It's going to be bad
  • kofi Appiah says:
    July 04, 2014 04:13 pm
  • jerry says:
    July 04, 2014 05:15 pm
    OK this man is saying that the FA should send the coach to upgrade his UEFA license right fine we are sitting there saying that black man is capable of managed his own affairs then if black man is capable of managed his own affairs then there is no need to send the coach to upgrade his UEFA license is not the same white man he going to learned this coaching course from and get that UEFA license at times it seems we ghanaians dont think some said they dont want white man to coach our national team das the black star but we want our own man to coach us then what's the problem now they should let him stay in ghana and study and get that UEFA license how do we also take the white man for they should send him to prampam to take the coaching course there plain and simple
  • afrikaba1 says:
    July 04, 2014 03:34 pm
    lol. Ohh Ghana paa nie.
  • kojo says:
    July 04, 2014 06:44 pm
    You cannot learn on the job as a coach and manage the black stars- - coach Appiah is out of his depth and no amount of training will change that. Ghana needs a top class coach given the quality and talent of our players. Appiah does not have skills to manage the high profile players. I predict that we will do poorly at 2015 AFCON -- his performance at 21013 AFCON and 2014 World Cup clearly demonstrate that he is not the right fit for the Black Stars
  • Tanko says:
    July 04, 2014 06:44 pm
    They don't speak at UEFA! There would be misunderstanding between him and the instructor. Nonsense
  • Tanko says:
    July 04, 2014 06:48 pm
    They don't speak TWI at UEFA! There would be misunderstanding between him and the instructor. Nonsense
  • AkosuaGhana says:
    July 04, 2014 08:50 pm now it's on the job training?!?!? Talk about being led by the this case the clueless.
  • Benito says:
    July 04, 2014 09:05 pm
    Hell no' we shall see. ..
  • sumui says:
    July 05, 2014 01:35 am
    pure nonsense!! why should the tax payer pay for the training of a coach who is paid so much. just sack this incompetent coach and hire someone who is ready period!
  • dede says:
    July 05, 2014 01:52 am
    masa I beg this mumu coach must resign bcos he can't learn oohh.
  • Bright Baffour says:
    July 05, 2014 04:09 am
    I will never support ghana ever again. Until they fired that stupid no clue asshole coach. im backing kpb muntari and kwarasey
  • alaji one says:
    July 05, 2014 05:17 am
    oh ghana we have finish only demotretion can stop this fools
  • alaji one says:
    July 05, 2014 05:24 am
    rasterman whatever you call your self u can go hell
  • peter says:
    July 05, 2014 06:35 am
    Is it true that after sulley has hit the man the man also hit back ? if it is true,then why should sulley alone be suspended. GFA think deep.
  • Fiifi, Berlin says:
    July 05, 2014 09:50 am
    Nobody is against a local coach, provided that coach is qualified to train the senior national team! Question; which of the GFA ex-officers has a coaching badge or qualification to be in the position to evaluate and assess the quality of the coaching qualifications of AA??? What were the criteria for his appointment?? The fact that he was the assistant coach to previous coaches does not necessarily qualify him for the post as headcoach of the BS! At the start , Nyantekyi promised to send him for courses to upgrade his skills! What happened was just weeks before the W/C , he was sent to Man. City to interact with the coaching staff over there!The truth of the whole W/C fiasco is simply the fact that none of the players respected the coaching knowledge of the head coach , because the players were used to BETTER coaching and tactical coaching than what they experienced with AA! As a person and "silent killer" yes but DEFINITELY NOT AS A COACH! No wonder that the players didn't follow his instructions on the field! He didn't qualify the BS for the W/C , it was the players that qualified themselves for the W/C! The Black Stars job is not a training ground for AA!!! His standard statement after failure has always been; "Iam sorry, i made some mistakes, i have learnt from my mistakes, nexttime, I'll do it differently"" etc,etc..!!! Nexttime has always been worse than previously! A coach who allows players to make his selection for him! Is he in charge or are the players in charge???? More questions than answers!!
  • mallam says:
    July 06, 2014 02:55 am
    This is not the time to learn is the time to do the job
  • Douglas Barima says:
    July 10, 2014 03:31 pm
    Hi fellow Ghanaians, we love football and we need a better qualified coach to lead Ghanaians. Akwasi is not the type of coach ghana football needs . He is tactically inept, confused. How can a players dictate for you as a manager what to do. We the Ghanaians have had enough from the so called coach. When we took over from Blackstars we were about 15 to 20 in the world ranking in football. Where are we now? He did not performed good at the world. 1 out of 9 points and GFA is still insisting he should stay upon all this drama, concert, fiasco at the World Cup. Mr Kwasi Appia please resign now , we don't want you, ghana football is coming down. You damn rubbish. You did not even play in European football. Massa vacate your job now ........