Randy Abbey heaps praise on Ghana Under-23 coach

Published on: 15 September 2011

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 we’re grateful for our victory."

Cameroon and Senegal will battle for bronze on Saturday.


    says: 8 years ago
    Well done Coach Appiah!
  • socachat network
    says: 8 years ago
    seriously... coach appiah has done well and congrats to the whole team. Gh is blessed
  • Peace
    says: 8 years ago
    Reward his success with pay increase, pay him like a white man.
  • Teacher Seth, Nungua
    says: 8 years ago
    No payment for dues, no hotel accomodation, yet they proved themselves well. Congrats my lads. GO FOR GOLD. God be your helper.
  • aberico
    says: 8 years ago
    The Financial body of the FA should pay him well and bridge the big gap of discrimination of black and white coaches.
  • Kwadwo Addai
    says: 8 years ago
    Kudos! Keep it up.