Kwesi Appiah tasked to win 2013 AFCON and reach World Cup semis

Published on: 11 April 2012

The Ghana Football Association has tasked new coach Kwesi Appiah to reach the semi-final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and win next year's Nations Cup in South Africa. 

The ex-Ghana captain is reported to have agreed a two-year deal on Tuesday after meeting the Executive Committee.

Appiah was appointed the substantive coach of the Black Stars after four years as an assistant coach.

His first assignment will be against the Crocodiles of Lesotho on June 3 at home in a 2014 World Cup qualifier.

''The first target is to qualify us to the World Cup and also qualify us to the Nations Cup, Nyantakyi said.

''At he World Cup we said our target is to reach the semi-final; Nations Cup our target is to win.

"We reckon that a lot of things go into performance so we are not going to judge only on the basis of achieving or not achieving the target but the overall performance."

Appiah is yet to name his assistant coach ahead of his unveiling next Tuesday.

Source: MTNFootball.com

Comments

  • ANSONG
    says: 7 years ago
    How can we expect some1 who doesn't have any coaching course/certificate to deliver? We should be careful what we wish for.All the Ashantis should come out to hold him responsible if he fails.Thank u.
  • Quophai
    says: 7 years ago
    Ignorance makes a mockery of ones comments and opinion. Kwesi Appiah has a UEFA license B certificate and has had various attachments in english clubs like Chelsea, Manchester City etc. How can you therefore say he has no certificate or has not embarked on any course? What is this tribalistic card you are playing here?
  • Otu
    says: 7 years ago
    Well said Benny. Thank
  • Cole
    says: 7 years ago
    Foolish people like ansong need not to be in ghana but he's had good comments from reasonable ppl here.
  • redd
    says: 7 years ago
    Appiah,i wish u all the best.Its going to e difficult but the only way u can make it is to be hard and crack the whip on anyone who attempts to play the fool.U are representing all ghanaians even outside footballing circles.Come on and prove to the whole world that we are better if given equal opportunity.No favours please and find a prolific striker.I suggest the bechem chelsea guy..clottey.
  • nana, accra
    says: 7 years ago
    ....and to think Kwesi Appiah is not even Ashanti. How can someone make such an ignorant and tribalistic comment about a fellow Ghanaian. You ought to be ashamed of yourself Ansong!!!
  • aa
    says: 7 years ago
    FCUK Ashantis. We are Ghanaians
  • aa
    says: 7 years ago
    Please don't take bribes. I know you have been a player before. PLEEEEEAAAAASSSSSSEEEEEE
  • aa
    says: 7 years ago
    It will ruin the team. Please
  • homy
    says: 7 years ago
    Massa this man can handle the team. he would be fired in the next six months. he failed with goran and needed to be sacked too including all the other technical team members. they will keep on making the work of the head difficult so they would be given the job. he was too dull as assistant how much more as head
  • Prettytony
    says: 7 years ago
    This guy is weak..I wish him good luck,cos he needs it
  • tsintsinga lapaz
    says: 7 years ago
    It saddens my heart when we try to bring tribal sentiments to reject our own.what is wrong even if Akwesi Appiah is an Ashanti? is he not a Ghanaian? we support foreign coaches and snub our coaches when they are capable of doing the same work.we have forgotten that Appiah holds UEFA license B and has assisted for 4 yrs.coached U23 & eliminate the U23 of Nigeria(THE DREAM TEAM V) to qualify for the All African games which he subsequently went and won gold.He even coached a selected local Black Stars to play 1-1 with Sierra Leone(paraded both foreign & local players) in Freetown on their INDEPENDENCE DAY.None of the foreign coaches we had entrusted the BS to even had prior coaching experience with their own national teams yet we hoped & supported them to succeed.Akwesi can do the job if we offer him the same support we offered to Milo,Plavi & what have u.
  • Nana Mensah
    says: 7 years ago
    It is mostly the uneducated, egnorant folks that inject tribalism or racism into where they don't belong. Ansong, get some education!
  • Nana Mensah
    says: 7 years ago
    "AT 58YEARS,I THING YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER" LOL!!!
  • Nana Mensah
    says: 7 years ago
    Amen, smart and factual comment!!!
  • Nana Mensah
    says: 7 years ago
    Please don't insult me, just couldn't help noticing, but doesn't Akwasi Appiah look six months, and Asamoah Gyan nine months pregnant? LOL, GSN could've used a better picture.
  • ohene
    says: 7 years ago
    Nana,I was about to say it.In fact its not simply the best
  • Boro
    says: 7 years ago
    As for me all I want is the 2013 AFCON cup and qualification to Brazil and going past the semis. How he gets it I don’t care ooo!
  • jj
    says: 7 years ago
    ansong is not right but the fact that us ewes are indirectly degrade because of our tribe dosent help aswell. look at our national team football camp theyt only speak twi making it hard for other ethnic group to feel involved. look at the italian news to see the real reason kpb left.
  • Papa
    says: 7 years ago
    Herve Renard vs Kwesi Appiah. What a mis-match! lol!
  • Billy
    says: 7 years ago
    For some strange reason, i think i prefer marcel to kwesi appiah. I feel he will lack the guts to control the players. All the same i wish him all the best but he needs to prove me wrong.
  • Jerry
    says: 7 years ago
    why do we insult ourselves rather than commenting on football stories. It is very disgraceful for to insult ourselves, i know in ghana that everybody is thought morality in school and even not in school , our culture teaches as to polite so we stop insulting ourselves on any platform we get to voice out views.