2014 World Cup: Ghana FA technical director urges Kwesi Appiah to prove mettle in Brazil
By Rahman Osman
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Ghana Football Association technical director Francis Oti Akenten has urged Kwesi Appiah to cease the opportunity and make a HUGE mark at the 2014 World Cup.
Appiah is the first indigenous Ghanaian coach to lead the Black Stars at the World Cup after Serbs Ratomir Djukovic and Milovan Rajevac guided them in Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010.
The Black Stars reached the quarter-final of the last edition and were seconds away from a historic semi-final berth.
But Asamoah Gyan missed a late minute penalty and Ghana drew 1-1 with Uruguay after extra-time time but were eliminated on penalties.
Akenten says the ex-Ghana captain must improve that performance to establish himself as a renowned coach in world football.
“Kwesi (Appiah) has done well so far and many did not give him a dog’s chance when he first took office,” Akenten told GHANASoccernet.com
“It is only when you climb a higher height that you see that there are higher heights to climb.
“There is no limit to how far Kwesi can go with the team and we are all united in pushing him to achieve what has never been done before.
“Once the headache of qualification had been achieved the next target had to be set and that is to go further than we did in the previous World Cup competitions and Kwesi will have to work harder to leave his legacy on the team at the world stage.”
Ghana are housed in group G which includes tournament favorites Germany, Portugal and the USA.