By Patrick Akoto
Ghana under 23 management committee head Randy Abbey has extolled the qualities of head coach Akwasi Appiah and sees him a future asset.
Appiah, who doubles as Ghana national team assistant coach, guided the Olympic team to the final of the 2011 All Africa Games following a 1-0 success over defending champions Cameroon on Wednesday.
The coach's plan nearly suffered a jolt after losing striker Benjamin Acheampong and midfielder Malik Akowuah to injuries two days to the start of the competition.
But the ex-Asante Kotoko captain has built a team that looks set for a gold medal against South Africa in the final on Sunday.
Abbey, a former spokesperson for the Ghana Football Association, insists he has earned his vote and proven to be a competent coach.
"I will say coach Akwasi Appiah has done extremely well and seriously I have learnt a lot from him," Abbey told Oman FM.
"His tactics worked to perfection and I think he is one coach we must really take a closer look at. The boys did well despite the circumstances and weâ€™re grateful for our victory."
Cameroon and Senegal will battle for bronze on Saturday.