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Paa Kwesi Fabin backs Ghana FA's decision to retain Kwesi Appiah as Black Stars coach

Published on: 07 July 2014
Kwesi Appiah

By Rahman Osman

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Ghana U17 coach Paa Kwesi Fabin has lauded the Football Association for giving Kwesi Appiah the nod to continue as head coach of the Black Stars despite failing at the 2014 World Cup.

Fabin argues that sacking Appiah would have stifled the team’s growth after showing a lot of promise in Brazil.

Appiah is expected to sign a new two-year contract extension which is reported to be worth US$ 876,000 by the state-owned Graphic Sports newspaper.

“Kwesi Appiah had to deal with a lot off the field issues and I feel to give him another chance to prove himself is the best given the situation,” he told

“AFCON 15 will mean who he has come full circles and no doubt he would be in a better situation to do well than he has.

“We have to move away from the hiring and firing of coaches and I feel it was in the best interest of the nation that he was retained.”


This article has 15 comment(s), give your comment
  • jb says:
    July 07, 2014 04:03 pm
    Another good for nothing bloke, I can't understand why we wasting tax payers money on these fools
  • NII-BI says:
    July 07, 2014 03:41 pm
    I'm not surprised at all that no any other person is saying this than Paa Kwasi Fabin! Birds of the same feathers, togethers they flocks!!! No football nation will maitain this mediocre coach! He and and the entire GFA dont have any vision and dream for Ghana Football. They are there for their stomach only! Nyonmo ba naa nye m)b))..!!!
  • Sean says:
    July 07, 2014 03:56 pm
    We all know why the idiot Fabin did what he did cuz wanna be kept himself without bringing in another coach to take his job. Foolish corrupt old thieves. I wish the whole FA board died together instead of a talented young singer Castro who was reaching lots of hurting people. Please dear God kill every member of the current FA board in Ghana in Jesus name Amen
  • Emma says:
    July 07, 2014 03:59 pm
    An Akan proverb says "A man comes to play a part but not to doeverything". Laterally this means even successful ones give way to others to continue the good job. But in our Ghana, those who have failed miserably JUST don't want to leave for others to come and do their part. Heaven help Ghana.
  • Ghanaman says:
    July 07, 2014 06:32 pm
    I will be vindicated when AA wins us the AFCON, the man is focused for the Black Stars nxt assignment. Well done GFA,Ghanaians won't be heart-broken this time.
  • kakape says:
    July 07, 2014 06:55 pm
    @Ghanama, i bet on your life that Dr AA will not qualify BS for AFCON 2015. The guy is as clueless as a cocroach. Im actually shocked that his wife hasnt adviced him to quit until he loses all his respect as a human being
  • Chic says:
    July 07, 2014 06:55 pm
    Do these guys leave under a rock...? or they may be just damn stupid. Kwesi Appiah is a disappoint to every Ghanaian, he has no management style and he blew it. There are multiple reasons he is no longer fit for this team and the main reason is lack of respect from players has diminish and will continue. Essien situation was a typical example he must go and I think it goes beyond taking into consideration the type of resource he had and still screw-up with selection in player selection against USA. He did surprise himself and any Ghanaian would have made a better selection than he did. Akwesi is not fit for the job... Lastly, as a coach you can't have different selection in every game you play. You have to have permanent starters like Germany and other teams do. That was the most awkward thing any coach will do with the best resource he had and still came out empty. USA loss was when things even began to fall apart. And there many reason he must go...or some of these guys backing him have their hands in his cookie jar.
  • moshie says:
    July 07, 2014 09:42 pm
    I have been observing all the comments on this site with keen interest. One thing I have noted is that , it is not about firing Kwesi Appiah. No matter how badly he performs he is not going to be fired easily, all because it involves more money to hire another coach. They can"t afford it, so they have to settle on Mr. Appiah even with his abysmal performance.
  • readi 2 dye says:
    July 07, 2014 11:12 pm
    players do not respect the mo'fucker. How is he gon coach. BLOODCLOT!!!
  • selfmade says:
    July 07, 2014 11:48 pm
    We can do well in the next edition of AFCON and I have already said that but there is more room for an improvement!
  • banger says:
    July 08, 2014 02:14 am
  • readi 2 dye says:
    July 08, 2014 07:19 am
    Let's be realistic..... A good coach is one who can MANAGE the egos of players who are richer than himself...if the players don't respect you then how are they gon's hard to get back respect once you lose it...try silas or coach Duncan...
  • Fiscko says:
    July 08, 2014 11:33 am
    You are talking nonsense. Akwesi Appiah dont know anything, and you are telling us to leave him to destroy us. AA must go, there is no hope in him, we trusted him but he **** us up. There is a lots of better coaches out there, why waisting time on AA who is experimenting with the Black Stars, He should go back to school.
  • Fiscko says:
    July 08, 2014 11:45 am
    Moshie I dont agree with you if you are talking about money. We have more than enough money to pay for a new coach. If AA stays, we will lose a lots of supporters and confidence, I bet you he cant do the job. We gave him chance and he **** it up.
  • Boozim says:
    July 08, 2014 01:05 pm
    Akwesi Appiah so far is the worse coach we've sent to AFCON and world cup and the record is clear, time and time again, he has proven unfit for the job. If he can't do it on the big stage why give him a smaller platform at AFCON. Most can't coach the same people who disrespect you and this is the whole point. He should do us a favor and pack and leave. If money is the problem we should go local with another Ghanaian coach..period. As far as I'm concern, AA is irrelevant at this point as a coach and it will be nice he resign for the love of country. AA did not qualify for the world cup because he was a good coach. We were there because Ghana has a better player resource than many countries in the world right now, and if AA struggle in AFCON and we gave him a pass and now blew it at the world stage, then there's no reason we need to give him another AFCON gig. So, far he is the only Ghana coach who has done soo...poorly on our world cup stage. Ghana has been to the world cup three times and he comes out as the most disappointment coach of both in AFCON and the world stage with our world class players. He is a disaster and has no gas left in the tank.