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Ghana FA reaches agreement with Kwesi Appiah, set to be unveiled on April 17

Published on: 10 April 2012

By Patrick Akoto

Coach Akwasi Appiah will be unveiled as new Black Stars coach on April 17 after he reached an agreement with the Ghana Federation over the terms of his contract on Tuesday.

The former Black Stars captain met the powerful Executive Committee of the Association on Tuesday and successfully negotiated the terms of his contract.

The negotiation bothered on his remuneration and compensation package which includes accommodation, means of transportation, salary and communication aid amongst others.

It’s widely speculated that the ex-Asante Kotoko defender to could earn half of the € 30,000 his predecessor Goran Stevanovic took home as monthly salary.

Appiah has been presented with a huge responsibility to guide the Black Stars to qualify for the 2013 African cup of Nations and more crucially the World cup in Brazil 2014 to stake a huge claim for his compatriots.

Ghana, 2010 World Cup quarter-finalists, had over a year ago appointed Stevanovic as the coach of the four-time African champions.

Stevanovic, 45, promised to deliver Ghana a Nations Cup trophy after a three-decade wait when he was contracted.

But the team failed to win the 2012 African Cup of Nations nations after it was knocked out by eventual winners Zambia in the semi-final.

He will be unveiled on April 17 at the GFA's secretariat as he await his first assignment in June against Lesotho in the World cup qualifier


This article has 14 comment(s), give your comment
  • zii says:
    April 10, 2012 11:07 pm
    Thank you very much
  • Dr. Zomito says:
    April 11, 2012 02:39 am
    I think the FA is paying him almost half the amount of the Serbian for the first year if he delivers before increment so lets hope and pray that he is comfortable thus paving the way for local coaches.
  • nana quarmie says:
    April 11, 2012 02:57 am
    Not exactly wat I was expecting but fellows let's support him to succeed.
  • Otumfuo says:
    April 10, 2012 04:57 pm
    Make him comfortable to do the work. He will shine.
  • Nero says:
    April 10, 2012 05:12 pm
    Congrats to coach Akwasi Appiah as the head coach of the Ghana black stars. Lets all support him to succeed and pave way for other local coaches who are willing to do the job for Ghana. God bless Ghana and coach Akwasi Appiah
  • Sammer ThaZongoDude says:
    April 10, 2012 05:18 pm
    I hope Akwesi appiah succeed. He shuold try and command respect from the foreign base players. And also interferance by the fa. Best of luck mr appiah.
  • Assisi says:
    April 10, 2012 05:24 pm
    He should be paid 30000 euros a month just like the Serbian was paid.
  • Malik says:
    April 10, 2012 05:48 pm
    Pay him same with same benefits so we dont have any excuses should he not deliver. Wish him well. Hope he succeeds.
  • ANSONG says:
    April 10, 2012 05:57 pm
    We should be careful what we wish can we expect some1 who never attend coaching course,holding any coaching certificate to deliver?? We are heading towards try and error and all the Ashantis will find out after 3 months.thank u.
  • Tardi boy says:
    April 10, 2012 06:01 pm
    Congrats JAA, you will make it, we are solidly behind you, as long as you win matches and make us happy, it shall be well with you and the mighty B/S. God bless our Homeland Ghana.
  • moses says:
    April 10, 2012 06:49 pm
  • NANA KENYA says:
    April 10, 2012 07:15 pm
    God bles mr appiah and ghana black star i wish them best of luck to win marches
  • enoch says:
    April 10, 2012 07:34 pm
    Why pay Appiah half of the amount Goran received monthly. He should be paid just like any black stars coach.
  • jim says:
    April 11, 2012 04:36 pm
    What does the GFA mean that he is probably going to be paid half of the amount Goran was receiving.This man has been Assistant coach for 6yrs.and now if he has finally been appointed the Head Coach, what prevents him from not receiving the same amount these fake expatriates coaches received.Ghanaians let's be wise and cherish our own andstop these jealous and envious attitude.In my humble opinion,he should be paid not less than what the out-gone coach received.