2014 World Cup: Kwesi Appiah employs modern coaching methods- Ghana FA spokesperson

Kwesi Appiah taking charge of a training session.

Kwesi Appiah taking charge of a training session.

By Eric Obeng

Ghana Football Association spokesperson Ibrahim Sannie-Daara has emphasized that Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah is abreast with the modern trends of his profession.

He believes the ex-Ghana captain has silenced all doubters with his performance so far.

Sannie-Daara claims Appiah and his assistant use scientific coaching methods and that is the reason why they are on top.

“They (Kwesi Appiah and Maxwell Konadu) adopted modern methods of doing things,” Daara told Ghana TV.

“The normal Ghanaian coach I have seen in the past was that, (they) just gathered the boys – share and play – that is it.

“These young lads (Kwesi and Maxwell) have done really well for bringing on board technology and all the modern methods we can think about.”

He added that: “They monitor like all the European coaches monitor, using the system called scouting.

“They monitor, they do video analysis and other proper planning which results in success.

“So it was good that as Ghanaians, we have giving the opportunity to them and they are proving us right that when a Ghanaian is giving an opportunity, he can also deliver.”

Ghana squad is in Holland preparing for the 2014 World Cup and will play Holland on 31 May in a friendly.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Kenneth County says:

    Modern methods of coaching? Well that’s so refreshing to know. But the real deal is that the performance of the Black Stars is up to scratch in terms of modern football. In other words whatever modern techniques employed by the coaches, should reflect in the performance of the Black Stars.

  2. Adebayo says:

    This is yet to be proved! Maxwell seems to have a system which showed in the play of the local stars at CHAN. I have not really seen AA imprint on the Black Stars throughout the qualifying. Qaulity made the difference, not tactics!Let us see him develop set plays and assign unorthodox roles to players and make game winning subs! In Montenegro we conceded in the first two minutes and AA couldn’t work out a strategy to break them! Nobody gives what he doesn’t have. It’s one thing to have morning means available to you but it takes special knowledge and intelligence to develop counter-strategies and to communicate your strategy to your team! The team will be together long enough for AA to put his mark on them. We are waiting for the results!

  3. Tetteyio says:

    So far so good but please do not over-blow it Sannie. We will see the results of that “modern coaching methods” in Brazil.

  4. kofi says:

    true to some extent,but he has not been able to beat any team outside africa,losing to low fancied montenegro, struggling to draw with china.

  5. Razak Daney. says:

    Razak daney,well we’re expecting to see in the world cup.

  6. sticky straw says:

    Aah! Aa! Aa!! Modern coaching for where? No coach with modern tactics will chose dwarfs defenders such as inkoom,Harrison bench warmers stroke injury prone midfielders . Midfielders who pegs instead of clearance in the 18yard box we all saw that during our match against burkinafaso at the last edition of afcon. Apart from our match against Egypt in Kumasi which we all knew we won by ways and means by kind curtersy nii sabath Quaye (the team manager)he has the ways and means antidotes for the north African in Ghana . Mr saani pls we saw what akwasi appiah did in the last edition of afcon especially when things are going tough for the team so don’t boast for the coach but rather tell Ghanaian to rally behind the coach and the entire playing body.