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Kwesi Appiah to land in Ghana on Thursday after short holiday to sign contract extension

Published on: 31 July 2014
Kwesi Appiah will arrive in Ghana on Thursday

By Patrick Akoto

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah will jet into town on Thursday after ending his holidays in London to seal a two-year contract extension with the Black Stars, understands.

The 54-year-old spent few weeks in London with his family to cool down following the country's poor finish at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. understands that he has cut short his holidays to seal the new deal with the Ghana FA despite his failure to guide the Black Stars beyound the group stage at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The former Kotoko defender received his share of criticism for the country’s shambles at the global piece.

The man nicknamed ‘silent killer’ failed to guide the Black Stars progress from the group phase of the continental showpiece after suffering two defeats and recording a draw.

Despite the massive failure, the Ghana FA has decided to keep faith with the trainer by offering him an improved two-year offer.

However, media reports in Ghana have claimed the country’s Sports Ministry  have asked authorities to freeze his contract extension proposal pending further consultations.

The Black Stars aimed at being the first African country to make it into the last four of this year’s tournament but were tormented with several side issues which included an appearance fee row and disciplinary issues with some key players.

Appiah became the first indigenous coach to guide the Africans to the World Cup after previous feats were achieved by Serbians.

But the country’s shambolic performance has made him hugely unpopular among Ghanaian fans.

Ghana will begin the qualifiers for the 2015 African Cup of Nations in Morocco in September this year.


This article has 19 comment(s), give your comment
  • shine says:
    July 31, 2014 01:44 pm
    mother fucking coach stupid shameful indeed
  • ototorobosu says:
    July 31, 2014 01:51 pm
    GFA dont waste time and give this idiot coach a contract . We will never win anything with this kind mumu coach called Kwasi Appiah , A word to the wise is brezil
  • papa nkrumah says:
    July 31, 2014 12:23 pm
    It's so painful what our leaders are doing to our country. 30 of the coaches at Brazil could have taken this team to the world cup final at least. I hear we should celebrate because we managed to draw with Germany. So so sad. Look at the players Costa Rica used to go far in the world cup. We didn't even want to play friendly with them. We had everything to go far. All we needed was leaders. Hopefully one day we will be wise.
  • papa nkrumah says:
    July 31, 2014 12:30 pm
    @Yaw. Lol. I'm surprised you missed the tone of my submission. I was hoping you would realise how sad the writer is. I was saying that we accept excuses and don't demand responsibility. We even make excuses for people who are at fault. I think we should continue living with the pain for a long time until we learn
  • Bostonman redsox says:
    July 31, 2014 12:54 pm
    Clueless is abt to be paid
  • A cool Guy says:
    July 31, 2014 11:29 am
    ..So the criteria GFA used to hire Coach Appiah after is not based of CV or his resume or his performance but it is rather based on his gentleness, quietness, respectfulness, or probably, his pictures which making him look like "mmobomobo" face to deceive the public..huh..How come countries are looking for rich CV's to hire a coach but this mediocrity coach is been helped to build his resume...Ghana soccer will suffer a long drought of winning a cup, especially, Prez Mahama also promised and failed the old players
  • fiifi says:
    July 31, 2014 11:56 am
    even argentina's coach stepped down...smh
  • Yaw says:
    July 31, 2014 12:20 pm
    To "Papa Nkrumah", you should be grateful for democracy - for everyone to have freedom of speech & expression. As some of work & pray for changes & progress in our society, you are advocating for the same of the old way of life. Wake friend, we are in 2014 - 57 years after independence!!! Enough said!
  • Yaw says:
    July 31, 2014 12:23 pm
    Only in Ghana we have engaged a national Coach who is "officially" learning on the job", what a travesty! This is a reflection of the state of our nation - pitiful!
  • Tanko says:
    July 31, 2014 10:19 am
    What? Seriously?
  • papa nkrumah says:
    July 31, 2014 10:56 am
    I hope they give him a contract that will last until Qatar 2022. He will produce more players who will help usin qqualifiers but flop when it matters most. He should only make sure he takes players who are quiet and "respectful" and always obey even if it's wrong. After all, in our culture, an elderly person can never be wrong. So let's continue with the rebuilding process until we get someone else who won't make excuses but actually win something for us 8 years from now. We will celebrate him if he gets to the final of Afcon and don't win it. We are Ghanaians, and we will justify this with statistics from our dusty cupboards.
  • A concerned citizen says:
    July 31, 2014 11:17 am
    Did i read this right....."he has cut short his holidays to seal the new deal with the Ghana FA despite his failure with the Black Stars at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil."....How can you reward failure???.They must be charged for causing financial loss to the state
  • osei says:
    August 01, 2014 03:09 am
    All this GFA people have to be fired for even thinking of giving Akwasi Appiah a new contract extension. He had his opportunity and brought division into our team. Now i don't think Ghana can do very well in football anymore, cos they are turning the Blackstars into a political and family business.
  • OGYA says:
    August 01, 2014 01:31 am
    The Ghana government should do whatever it takes to stop this idiot and Bonyee(dumb ass) from getting any pay day from non-performance. The citizens of Ghana should rise up and protest against the GFA to prevent the stealing of our money unless FIFA agrees to pay Akwesi Appiah salary.
  • Crusader says:
    August 01, 2014 12:51 am
    Waiting for the day when Ghana will fail to qualify for AFCON 2015.
  • Adebayo says:
    July 31, 2014 04:52 pm
    Is anyone at the GFA listening? The Black Stars have succeeded in presenting a united front despite the difficult individual egos until the era of AA! The inability of AA to manage the differences in the team is prove of the disrespect the players have for this coach! Respect is commanded not demanded or imposed. If AA's knowledge of the game and his tactics had been up to the scratch, these players will respect him. BUT HE IS NOT A GOOD COACH: HE LACKS THE INTELLIGENCE required to read games, He lacks CHARISMA to motivate players to give their all, he lacks PERSONALITY to inspire players, he lacks COURAGE to bring out potential in these young players, rather his conservative style kills the expressiveness of this talented group of players! Please pay him his money but find a more intelligent, charismatic, experienced coach. There are several other Ghanaian coaches who can do this job!
  • Chukwe says:
    July 31, 2014 06:32 pm
    Ghanaians pliz excersise some patience with AA, what's the point of changing the Coach with the AFCON qualifiers around the corner??
  • Dingdon says:
    July 31, 2014 08:20 pm
    Zither corrupt GFA is seeking to reward clueless n useless coach, the guy has no clue or idea what he is doing, he needs to even be charged for causing financial loss to the state
  • Hanson says:
    August 11, 2014 09:14 pm
    kwesi appiah is the slowest,dullest coach and for him to have stated he wouldnt resign made me loose all the respect i had for him.he couldnt vary his game even once,very bad substitutions.he will sit for things to detoriorate before he makes his wrong substitutions.sulley is a great player but he wares out quick u dont need a rocket science to see this as a coach but this coach would amazingly leave him on and instead change the energetic Atsu or Rabiu this cost us in all three matches in brazil.after the afcon in Gabon he pleaded and gave excuses,then afcon at South Africa he wept and gave excuses after our painful defeat to Burkina faso which the refree did everything to assist the blackstars.Akwasi appiah had been given everything, training upon training at manchester city,training under two coaches milovan,Dukovich,total support of ghanaians,as assistant at 2 worldcups,2 afcons,world class quality players what more do you need? YOU SIMPLY DONT HAVE WHAT IT TAKES;leave quitely like a real man with dignity for more competent coach to manage our dear team.The rotten GFA isnt looking for a good coach but someone they can manipulate and control they dont have the nation at heart, all they think about is their stomach.But AA should remember that he will never have the good will and support of the players ande people of Ghana again.AsamoahGYAN SHLD SHUT UP ON THE ISSUE OF THE COACH SOME OF US KNOW BETTER THE GFA IS PUSHING U TO SAY IT AND U RE ALSO SCARED OF LOOSING UR CAPTAINSHIP SHLD THERE BE A NEW COACH, ARENT U.BE PATROTIC FOR ONCE AND STOP THE SELFISHNESS,UNDER UR CAPTAINSHIP ITS BEING ALL ABT MONEY AND BOYCOTT