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It will be 'mistake' to sack Kwesi Appiah - Ghana FA technical director Oti Akenteng

Published on: 06 August 2014
Kwesi Appiah

Ghana FA technical director Francis Oti Akenteng says it will be a ‘mistake’ if Kwesi Appiah is sacked as the Black Stars coach.

Appiah’s future has become a matter of intense speculation despite being offered a two-year deal by the Ghana FA.

The former Kotoko coach supervised the Black Stars disastrous campaign at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil where the team failed to progress past the group phase for the first time.

The team’s disappointing campaign has brought the technical ability of Appiah into questioning with reports emerging this week that the FA has approached Serbian Ljubinko Drulovic to fashion out technical direction for the team.

Reports have also suggested that the 54-year-old will step down as the coach of the team if the FA insists on hiring an expatriate to help him.

Ghana FA technical director Francis Oti Akenteng feels Appiah has done well and deserves to be at post.

“In my view, it will be a mistake if Kwesi is sacked or decides not to continue with the job,” he told Asempa FM

“I think he has done well but there are always room for improvement.

“From where I sit, I think it will be a mistake if he quit or sacked. Kwesi has not done badly since he assumed the role.

“We must support him to ensure he succeeds.”

Appiah is expected to arrive in Ghana from holidays this week to hold showdown talks with the Ghana FA over contractual issues.


This article has 9 comment(s), give your comment
  • Canadian says:
    August 06, 2014 11:18 am
    Shut up Oti Akenteng.You are of no use.You should all take some blame in AA's failure.
  • A concerned citizen says:
    August 06, 2014 12:11 pm
    Oti..i'm really disappointed in you...8 years of Akwasi Appiah under 3 foreign coaches , so many attachments with foreign clubs and still can't perform..failed in so many tournaments..what else again?? Probably Oti takes a kick back from coach Appiah pay check..huh..It is time for Appiah to resign
  • danida says:
    August 06, 2014 11:59 am
    Who told you please it will be a blessing
  • selfmade says:
    August 06, 2014 01:18 pm
    There is a big difference between EFIE NYANSA AND CHEW N POUR(BOOKS)! Our leaders thinking abilities and decision making is a classical eg of this saying! There is a big difdeenec between taking someone's idea from books and implementing it verbatim without considerinf the implications of his/her idea and taking someone idea and thinking it thru with your own MIND SET! So this is our exc. committee that makes decisions for us! God should help us all!! I FEAR THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS OUR GHANAIAN LEADERS THAN I DO FOR THE ATOMIC BOMB!!
  • selfmade says:
    August 06, 2014 01:10 pm
    AA never quit and if they dare sack u, u take them to FIFA for your entitlements!! Simple as a,b and c!!! Morons cannot think beyond their nose!!! Serbian technical director indeed when Serbia cldnt even qualify to the WC!!! Morons in charge, follow by ignorant followers!!
  • Boss says:
    August 06, 2014 01:42 pm
    This is what I don't about leaders in Ghana.They make statements with no supporting facts.Mr. Akenteng, can you please enumerate what and what appiah has achieved that makes sacking him a mistake.
  • Dingdon says:
    August 06, 2014 01:32 pm
    Stomach talk, n he calls himself a technical expert at GFA, all these ppl should be wiped out from the GFA, they r the reason we hvnt gone anywhere with our rich talent of players, AA is simply a failure, he is the most incompetent n useless coach to ever manage the star.
  • yao kk says:
    August 06, 2014 01:29 pm
    Ati. Shut your dirty stinking stupid mouth ass hole moda fucker. All you whatever you call yourself should burn in hell. Fuckkkk you keke
  • Rasheed says:
    August 06, 2014 02:27 pm
    Oti,you are useless and hopeless as Akwesi Appiah.