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2014 World Cup: Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah shuts door on 'troubled' midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng

Kwesi Appiah

Kwesi Appiah

By Patrick Akoto

Kevin-Prince Boateng’s international career with Ghana has been thrown into serious doubt after Kwesi Appiah revealed on Wednesday that he’s no longer part of his future plans.

The 27-year-old has been suspended indefinitely after he clashed with the Ghanaian trainer during the failed 2014 World Cup campaign in Brazil.

The Schalke ace is reported to have insulted coach Kwesi Appiah, which prompted the Ghana FA to slap him with an indefinite ban.

Addressing a packed media on Wednesday in Ghana’s capital, Accra, the soft-spoken trainer has revealed he has shut the door on the former AC Milan man, at least for now.

“Managing the egos of players is a very difficult job. But when you realise the attitude of a player has become a distraction to the team, then you must wield the axe,”

“On the specific issue of Kevin-Boateng,  I will say that for now, he’s not part of my plans.

“We have to look at the younger players who have shown tremendous commitment to the national team and work with them.

Boateng alongside his former Portsmouth colleague Sulley Muntari were expelled from the team on disciplinary grounds.

Muntari physically assaulted a Ghana FA top official in what the FA has termed as ‘unprovoked’ attack during a meeting to address their appearance fee row.

The Schalke midfielder only staged a return to the Black Stars in August 2013 after a two-year absence.

The Africans campaign at the global showpiece has been embroiled in massive controversy after players rebelled against unpaid monies owed and threatened to boycott their final group G game against Portugal.

They only rescinded their decision after $3 million was spectacularly flown to Brasilia to be shared among them in an unpopular ‘soap opera’ in the South American country.

 

 

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Et canada says:

    And who told you, you akwasi Appiah is part of Ghana national team plans? U should be fired As/Ap

    • OGYA says:

      Fuck You peanut Brain coach, who told you, you are part of Ghana plan forward. We do not need any dumb asses from the village to run the National team. Akwesi needs to go

  2. A concerned citizen says:

    Coach AA is a joker…But you experimental is still at post??? “try and error” you must be out or be forced out. Audrey advise your dad to resign

  3. A concerned citizen.... says:

    Coach AA is a joker…But you experimental coach is still at post and talking??? “try and error” you must be out or be forced out. Audrey advise your dad to resign..you are looking at your lucrative contract money to make mouth mouth….Coach AA and GFA must be charged for causing a financial loss to state for a employing an experimental coach to destroy Ghana soccer.

  4. ghanaluv says:

    is that committee bigger than Ghana. Ghanaians say no their view should be respected. no coach is ever given such a chance there should be consistency or it will breed problems what criteria do they use to dismiss some coaches when they fail to perform and what criteria are they using to keep AA. Even If they were fare they would select a local coach with the brightest prospect, people with documented track record and tactically astitute, but not AA. I AM 100% AGAINST IT. GOD WILL PUNISH THEM.

  5. kesse says:

    Nonsense….who are you to shut the door of a most talented footballer.dumb coach

  6. Mumbi says:

    You begged him to come out of retirement, H.E JOHN DRAMAN MAHAMA will invite him and beg him to return just like he did to Ayew brothers.

    • mam gana says:

      You are a kid mumbi. We propose to women to marry us but that does not mean they should be disobedient. This guys KPB, muntari and Essien are not so good any more as they used to be. They are declining in form watch how they used to run 2 years ago and now. they would have no chance in the team even after the world cup and they saw it that was why they were misbehaving.

  7. Benny says:

    Mr AA aka security guard pls stop talking n step down. N GFA pls don’t let that coach take black stars to the next tournament bcos he going to fail bcos he can’t win anything with black stars, may b he could win the local league with kotoko or some other team. Is so sad how he has no plans for prince n pls Akwasi we Ghanaians don’t have any plans for u. If u need your job the security agency is still hiring n u can send your application

  8. nana says:

    Hmmmm only Baba God knows.

  9. jerry says:

    MR James kwasi appiah let be honest with Ghanaians you have not a good coach and you don’t deserved to coach or handle our national team you need to go and coach under 17 national team to build your coaching credentials but not the main national team black star is too big to coach we know you play for national team but it doesn’t mean you can coach black star if you were a player so the earlier the better to step down and let competent person to get the job the better don’t be greedy else you will be exposed or be disgrace with both your family just do the humble thing and resigned or step down is the advice am giving you a word to a wise is in enough

  10. King Bobo says:

    Kwasi appiah should remain @post because he is a good coach.

  11. King Bobo says:

    Kwasi appiah should remain @post because he is a good coach 4real.

  12. K. Frimpong says:

    Wow the fa intentionally created this problem so that it will look as if they could have achieved something if it is not b,cos of the boys. They knew no better coach will bow for them. They r using AA to execute their plan. Just to spend all our money, God have mercy on mother Ghana .

  13. Kelvin demzy says:

    his not even thinking of loosing his so called job. becox the guy was trying put those old fools right on point, for doomed for the nation his not respectful
    don’t forget he grew up in europe n is their culture to even tell their parent to the face what is right.
    and akwasi appiah should keep it mind that ghana black star is not his

  14. No wonder u are Bobo, Bobo in Spanish means b3l3b3l3, u an kwasia appia all are inb3l3fu, kwasia appia weather u lyk it not u are out of time book

  15. Enoch says:

    This can only happen in Ghana. Kwasi even have future plans when those who performed better than him in Brazil are resigning.

  16. Kidcarson says:

    Biggest joke of the century,Akwasi appiah pls resign honorably and nyantakyi too should leave the FA With his crooks.we don’t need them.

  17. nananom says:

    God will punish this FA for playing with our mind how can you shut the door on Kp and keep Suley because you are afraid of Suley fools

  18. fahad says:

    Ghana is not football nation again

  19. JAY TEE says:

    this is not going to happen in Ghana , my own friend Akwasi Appiah should resign as soon as possible .
    No Kevin No Black Stars. thieves

  20. calif boy says:

    just go away cowards!……this fools don’t get it huh?.. its the management and coach is incompetence not the players, why its so called Ghana media are not asking this fools questions about their incompetence and the media l should ask them to go …..away…. did you guys know coach Appiah wept in Ghana World Cup camp in front of the player.. he is coward…….big coward the FA president and the so called management team using him like fool he is….. all of them are cowards that is why they would not go away……. if this happen in America or else where this cowards will be charge and send to jail…….

  21. calif boy says:

    just go away cowards!……these fools don’t get it huh?.. its the management and coach is incompetence not the players, why its so called Ghana media are not asking this fools questions about their incompetence and the media l should ask them to go …..away…. did you guys know coach Appiah wept in Ghana World Cup camp in front of the player.. he is coward…….big coward the FA president and the so called management team using him like fool he is….. all of them are cowards that is why they would not go away……. if this happen in America or else where this cowards will be charge and send to jail…….

  22. Honsen says:

    Appiah, please step down. You have been caught with too many mistakes now.

  23. nagging says:

    kwesi appiah tell us what really want on in Brazil. it seen like u guys are not telling the truth. why should we keep such a coach and the fa.

  24. leo says:

    Kwesi A u knew those boys before but u call them why r u now complaining pls leave that post u spoil my fila for this W C I can’t watch d remaining matches

  25. Boro says:

    You failure to recognised the inlusion of Essien, Muntari and KPB into the final squad should be the reason for you to resign or be forced to resign. The trio gave enough signs to indicate that they are a pack of dynamite waiting to be exploded to stop our dream. Their failure to join the team in time and their demeanour could predict they did not mean good for our otherwise achievable semis yet you people were so dumb that you could not recognise this. I predicted on this forum that those three guys had nothing to lose and sensing that majority of Ghanaians did not approve of their inclusion they will try as much as possible to ruin this tournament for Ghanaians but I guess as dumb as you are you never was able to undertand those warnings. Go in peace else you will be forced to leave in pieces.

  26. Nii from Mamprobi says:

    Incompetence is rewarded in Ghana -Yawa

    So in 2014 an organization like GFA went to WC with out the below participation contracts and player conduct and payment agreements in place? Any where else this would be terms of dismissal for mismanagement.

    -And an immediate lesson from the debacle is that discipline will henceforth be a prerequisite to enlist any player into the team, and the players themselves will be made to sign contracts that would spell out their engagements with the team and govern the payment of allowances.

  27. chris opoku says:

    Why only Boateng? Rubbish

  28. Kantoosw says:

    If I was a Journalist my only question is Why do you swap goal keepers? So Kwarasey is no longer our first choice Keeper?