Akwasi Appiah to hand over Meteors team to Ghana FA

Published on: 11 July 2011

Ghana's U-23 team, The Black Meteors will revert to the hands of the Ghana Football Association, head coach Akwasi Appiah has confirmed.

The ex Ghana international took over from David Duncan on an interim basis with the brief of qualifying the side to the All Africa Games against Nigeria.

This target was achieved with a 2-0 win over the Dream Team V on Sunday which pulled both sides even on a 3-3 aggregate but the Ghanaians qualify on the away goals rule.

Now that his express task is done, Appiah will return to his substantive job as the assistant coach of the Black Stars but could yet be handed the U-23 post on a permanent basis.

"I will now hand over the team to the GFA since I have completed the task given me," he told Accra-based Hot FM.

"It will be then up to the officials to determine who becomes the substantive coach, I have no hand in that."

The soft-spoken coach was appointed at a time when the side wasn't doing well under David Duncan.

The team had suffered elimination from qualification to the 2012 London Olympic Games by Sudan which left many Ghanaians angry and disappointed.


  • Sam
    says: 8 years ago
    We didn't know how he assembled those guys and the psychology behind their splendid performance, therefore let Akwasi Appiah continue. GFA should task him to build a strong Black Star team B with both local and foreign players to feed the senior team. I hope this would make sense to the GFA.
  • Bismark
    says: 8 years ago
    I strongly believe that our new chap, Isaac Coffie combined well with a certain Agyeman Badu which really added spice in the midfield battle.Thank God!!!
  • Abeiku
    says: 8 years ago
    Kudos to the coach for a good job done! this is a clear manifestation that the local coach when given the free hand to operate, can do better. Go high boys!
  • Zaid
    says: 8 years ago
    y3ma wo ayekoooooooo!!!!
  • emma
    says: 8 years ago
    congrats man,,,young and up and coming coaches like sabuto,,amisah,,yusif abubakar can emulate u,,hand over now ,,cos de future is bright
  • Gidkom
    says: 8 years ago
    Good job done but there coaches shd learn how to win away matches. It helps release last minute tension