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World Cup 2014: Ghana coach Appiah arrives in England to get Liverpool tips

Published on: 22 March 2014
Kwesi Appiah has arrived in England to share ideas with Liverpool coaching staff

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah arrived in England on Saturday morning on a visit of English Premier League side Liverpool as part of an ideas-sharing tour.

Appiah arrived with Black Stars goalkeepers' coach Nassam Yakubu to observe Liverpool's preparations for matches.

In addition, the Black stars coach will spend time with the League Managers Association at St. George's Park, the national training centre for England.

The trip is designed to help Ghana's preparations for the World Cup.

The delegation, which also includes Appiah's assistant Maxwell Konadu, Yakubu, team doctor Adam Baba, and analyst Michael Okyere, will leave Accra on 21 March and return 10 days later.

"This is a great opportunity for our technical team to visit Liverpool, one of the best clubs in the world, to observe how they prepare their team towards matches," Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi said.

"This will positively impact on the Black Stars and will go a long way in helping the team bring glory to the country."

It is not the first time that Appiah has visited England to pick up coaching tips, he has been to visit Manchester City on several occasions most recently last April.

Ghana have been drawn in Group G at June's World Cup in Brazil alongside Germany, Portugal and United States.


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  • selfmade says:
    March 22, 2014 09:50 pm
    There is absolutely nothing wrong when a coach and his assistant are going for a refresher course!! NONE is a repository of knowledge!!! Besides AA is going with konadu and all his technical crew! Stephen keshi who is the Nigerian coach was beaten by konadu in the Chan and this keshi has been beaten by a lot of Ghanaian coaches so he is not all that!! Finally there is no guarantee that keshi all perform better than- AA in the mundial because the race is not for the swift nor is for the strong but is for those who ll endure and we all know that AA had a more difficult WC campaign than keshi and I want anyone to prove me wrong!! Even in the playoffs when Ghana was battling the most successful afcon team of all times(Egypt),Nigeria were making a mince meat of ethiopia, a team which has been absent from afcon for almost 50 yrs!!
  • selfmade says:
    March 22, 2014 09:38 pm
    The game keeps on changing and is better AA refreshes his mind constantly!! This is a coach who has qualified us to the WC and is better to upgrade his mind for the upcoming mundial!! Appiah has improved tremendously ever since that Sudan debacle in Kumasi and thru these refresher courses he has been able to qualify us to the WC losing only to zambia in Ndola after Ghana has thoroughly dominated the zeds in Ndola!! This is the time we have to support appiah because he has proved to us that the back man doesn't have to pay millions of dollars from its poor budget to a white man before it can qualify to the WC!! Besides AA is not going alone for these refresher courses but with the whole technical crew which ll benefits these fellas in the near future!! A coach needs to upgrade his minds constantly about the changing trend of the modern game and THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WHEN A NATIONAL COACH REFRESHES HIS MIND ESP IF THAT COACH is an achiever like AA! Is better to spend the money on appiah than spending it on a clueless journeyman with ANTI-FOOTBALL TACTICS!!
  • Adebayo says:
    March 22, 2014 04:48 pm
    I watched LEICESTER at Blackburn and Schlupp was a delight to watch. I hope Appiah will take a look at him too!
  • kuukuphilly says:
    March 22, 2014 08:40 am
    Keep an eye on suarez.
  • keith from germany says:
    March 22, 2014 07:17 am
    Why all these refresher courses at this crucial moments. We still have two and half months to go and the technical staff are still going for refresher courses instead sitting down and thinking of how build the blackstars by using their own game plan. I see nothing wrong by going to refreshing courses but the time chosed for the refresher course is a very bad timing. Look at all other national team coaches have we ever heard that they are going for refresher courses. AA had two years time to do this and he could have done that long time ago. Thats why i like the nigerian coach stephen okechukwu keshi who for me is a strong man and he dont need this kind of socalled refresher courses. The only person who i trust in the technical staff is Maxwell konadu.AA must listen more to him because he has a lot of potential.he did his coaching course in frankfurt and the frankfurt sportschule is known for forming good coaches.