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Ex GFA boss next to support retention of Appiah in AFCON failure

Ex GFA boss next to support retention of Appiah in AFCON failure

Ghana coach Akwasi Appiah

By Ameenu Shardow

Ex Ghana FA boss Sam Brew-Buttler has supported the retention of coach Akwasi Appiah even if he fails to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Black Stars will be making their latest attempt to win the elusive African Cup when the tournament kicks off early next year in South Africa.

The closest Ghana has come to winning the coveted trophy since the last feat in 1982 is the fall to Ivory Coast in a marathon penalty shootout in 1992 and then in 2010 when a relatively inexperienced Black Stars lost out to Egypt.

The current team under coach Akwasi Appiah have however been tasked to end the 31-year wait for the title in South Africa.

This has increased pressure on the team to deliver only one result of which failure to achieve might come with dire consequences including the dismissal of coach Appiah.

Ex Ghana international Osei Kofi however believes the former Black Stars captain should still be retained even if he fails to win the next AFCON.

Kofi’s statement has now received full backing from former chairman of the GFA, Brew-Buttler.

“The coach says so (he will win the 2013 AFCON), and if the coach says so we have to hope so and support him,” he said.

“But if there is a mishap we shouldn’t say he should go.

“We need to support him and ensure collectively he succeeds.”

Ghana must however make it out of a tricky group which has Mali, Niger and DR Congo as opponents.

The Black Stars in Group B which will be based in Port Elizabeth open their campaign against the Congolese on January 20.

READERS COMMENTS

    • Kay says:

      Are they now coming to realization that AA is not the right person for the job? Ghana Fans would not forgive if he fails, just looking at his selections will tell you that Ghana is going to struggle at AFCON.
      Warris, Jordan, Quincy, Acquah, John Mensah, David Addy, Muntari etc were snubbed for a reason best known to the coach. If Appiah fails, he goes, just like others. Ghana deserves a top class coaching.

      • Ghanaman says:

        Warris = Too young and not ready

        Jordan = Has done nothing with chances given

        QUincy= Injured and, does not track back or work hard for the team

        Acquah = not ready to displace Derek Boateng

        John Mensah = has not played a game all year

        David Addy = Not ready yet

        Muntari = Injured

        So, what do you expect the coach to do? Take the exact same team as last time?

        The sign of insantity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results…

        COach Appiah has been bold to take a new approach!

        Let us praise him!!

  1. MAJOR KWASEA says:

    WHY, DO YOU EXPECT AA TO FAIL ALREADY? HE IS BRINGING THE CUP HOME. MY ONLY WORRY IS THAT HE DIDN’T TAKE JORDAN ALONG. BUT DON WORRY JORDAN WILL SCORE THE WINNING GOAL FOR THE WORLD CUP 2014.MARK MY WORD

  2. Papadinho says:

    If he fails, he should just get ready to pack his stuff and leave.

  3. Jimmy says:

    The pressure will cause him to evaporate into the thin… just watch

  4. Dr Who says:

    Like his former boss Plavi,if AA fails he should go.A semi finals for AA is at least ok for me.our main interest is the WC