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Ghana coach Appiah warns off corrupt player agents

Ghana coach Appiah warns off corrupt player agents

New Ghana coach Akwasi Appiah

By Ameenu Shardow

Akwasi Appiah says unscrupulous football agents will not be tolerated during his tenure as Ghana coach.

The Black Stars has in recent times been dominated by the perception of  call ups being based on how influential a player agent is.

But Appiah who signed a two-year renewable contract with the Ghana FA tasked with leading the team to 2013 Nations Cup triumph and a semi final berth at the 2014 World Cup says such corrupt agents better stay away from him or risk getting their clients dropped.

“If you are are manager or a football agent, the best thing you do is to talk to your players to do well in order to get call ups,” he told Kumasi-based Angel FM.

“I want to make it clear that no agent shoud call me with the intention of talking to me about his player. It might even incur my wrath on the said player.

“I have an open door policy for player call ups, it is only left with them (players) to do well in their respective clubs to earn being called to the Black Stars.

“As an agent you could have $1bn and I can have only $100 but you cannot influence me with that.”

Appiah’s immediate assignment will be to guide the Black Stars through two tough 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and Zambia in June.

 

READERS COMMENTS

  1. dede says:

    If A.Appiah meant what he was saying then i think he can go places with the Black Stars and atleast win a trophy for the people of Ghana.i wish those corrupted agents and FA members will get this message straight in to their empty skolls.goodluck boss u have our support

  2. Assisi says:

    Excellent thought. U have put your nation first above any individual player or agent which is what any decent leader should do.

  3. kwaku solo says:

    Boss you are talking too much. Just do the job. In as much as i am happy you got the job in that you are a Ghanaian i doubt if you can bring us the needed or desired results.

    All the best anyway and prove me wrong.

    • Abrantie-In Da House says:

      Dear kwaku solo, I don’t think it is Akwasi who is talking too much. For all we know, the guy was introduced to the press just some few days ago, so if the GSN chooses to hide the details of the press confernce and give us a little of what happened overthere bit by bit and little by little, it their own beef. Akwasi just gave one press conference and answered so many questions, so if the incompetent GSN will let it seem the guy is talking everyday, since they have chosen to let their readers know what happened at the press conference bit by bit, its their own beef and Akwasi Appiah can’t influence that.. We the wise guys overhere know the coach has talked only once!!
      So why don’t you please direct your madness to the right channel (in this case, at GSN) and leave the coach alone??!!

    • true talk says:

      WISE COMMENT KWAKU SOLO,I BELIEVE K.APPAIH IS TELLING US SOMETHING HERE.IS THIS PROOF THAT DE AGENTS PAY FOR THEIR PLAYERS?AND HE HAS BEEN THERE FOR 4 YEARS? SO HE SHOULD HAVE CHOP SOME OF THE MONEY TOO? SO TODAY IF U DONT ALLOW THEM THEY WILL EXPOSE U KWESI.OR IS IT RATHER AN INVITATION TO THE AGENTS THAT I AM IN CHARGE NOW SO THE KICK BACKS SHOULD BE RE DIRECTED TO HIS TEL.NUMBER.WAKE UP MY FELLOW GHANIANS NOW I UNDERSTAND WHY INKOOM AND PANSTIL ARE CALLED FOR EVERY BS MATCH.

  4. Pendrive says:

    Well said coach Akwesi Appiah. Shine your eye or else the so call player agents will make the work more difficult for you.

  5. b4world says:

    i hope he can deny greed

  6. Jimmy says:

    Go to CK Gyamfi and Ben Koufie for advice! Otherwise you are screwed. He may be an old skool but he has wealth of experience to give you.

  7. NOTORO says:

    Why should a player be dropped because his agent called to lobby for him? From things you say I don’t think Appiah’s thinking is guided by any logic and that is why some of us are so perssimistic about his competence.

    • Abrantie-In Da House says:

      I think you are the one having problems here, since you lack logic. If you don’t understand what he said, then I am afraid for you, but you need to work hard to better ur IQ.

    • true talk says:

      HIIMMMMM U HIT THE NAIL IN THE RIGHT HOLE THANK U

      • KB says:

        Abrantie…Notoro does have a point……must a deserving player be overlook because his agent lobbied? i did have same questions on that particular lines….i do not support player agents lobbying but to dsimiss a player because his agent lobbied is a bit dumb…dont you think so….it’ll take a person with higher IQ to see through that….logic says do not give access to player agents not ban players who’s agent lobby….prevent the Lobbying …which i believe Kwesi will do but to drop the player completely? that is lame…..

        • Terror says:

          Why are you guys jumping to conclusions? The coach has not said he will sack any player or not call any player because his agent has called him. He said it will incur his wrath. that is a different interpretation to the juandiced ones being spewed out here. In any case, he is only saying he has a job to do so the agents must also do their job and STOP lobbying. Is it so difficult to understand? Or there are some agent lobbyists here.

  8. Terror says:

    Thank God for your life KA, this means we have seen the last Prince Tagoe

  9. Well said.but i think the target of winning can 2013 and semi final at brazil should be lifted on this man.have we qualified yet.lets be patient for time time to come.

  10. dr osei says:

    you are just a laud mouth,what can you closed the door on agents? come on even your boss would sack you.please keep your mouth closed you are talking too much,when sulley was fined 5000 dollars were you not there?he never paid but rather insulted all of you what did you do,your boss make money out of them shut up and drive.

    • Abrantie-In Da House says:

      A Doctor indeed!! Bogoso doctor!!

      For all we know, the guy was introduced to the press just some few days ago, so if the GSN chooses to hide the details of the press confernce and give us a little of what happened overthere bit by bit and little by little, it their own beef. Akwasi just gave one press conference and answered so many questions, so if the incompetent GSN will let it seem the guy is talking too much, since they have chosen to let their readers know what happened at the press conference bit by bit, its their own beef and Akwasi Appiah can’t influence that.. We the wise guys overhere (even ithout doctor titles) know the coach has talked only once. Besides, the example you gave in here does not hold water, since the coach was warning the corrupt club managers and agents and not the players. Or you are one of the affected people mentioned here?
      If not, then why don’t you please direct your madness to the right channel (in this case, at GSN) and leave the coach alone??!!

  11. Well said.but i think the target of winning can 2013 and semi final at brazil should be lifted on this man.have we qualified yet.lets be patient for time time to come.one comes before two and two comes before three.all best wishes to mr. K appiah.

  12. Tsintsinga Lapaz says:

    @Abrantie-in Da house….did u read the story well?Akwesi was talking 2 Angel FM.AKWESI is opening his mouth too wide.he shd shut up & work else he will start getting enemies within the football fratenity.

  13. Fiifi, Berlin says:

    Mr. Akwasi Appiah, please let your actions speak for you! You are talking too much! Plavi came and also talked a lot and gave various promises and warnings, in the end his own promises and bragging became his downfall. However, a lot of your pronouncements tend to point to the shortcomings and mistakes and wrongdoings which occured in the past (don’t forget, you also belonged to the “past” management and kept your mute – perhaps you really had no say at that time, but still was part of the “past”!).These things you could have reported to the GFA but didn’t – maybe they were also part of the problem (is this why you are talking so much to expose the intrigues going on behind the scenes??). Well whatever, let your actions speak louder! You’re the boss and we are behind you and support you fully. Be firm and resolute, don’t let anybody bully you!!! BE YOUR OWN MAN AND START WORKING , TIME IS NOT ON YOUR SIDE !! WELCOME AND ALL THE VERY BEST WISHES !!

  14. king says:

    We have macthes lined up, instead of Akwasi to join a big club now to learn one thing or two. He is wasting his time on Agents.
    Zambia is seriously plotting your downfall by causing us our greatest shock in football, you are not planning but always talking.

  15. kwame says:

    all of u shd. stop ur bla blaing

  16. Kwasi says:

    My dear Kwasi, prove it and do not call for Jordan Ayew and be ready to drop Dede Ayew because by all miss Abedi Pele is going to lobby for his children.

  17. ujean says:

    well said coachito,u really mean business nd God will help u achieve success,gudluck

  18. Mojahadine says:

    To Mr. Akwesi Appiah, the New Coach Of the Ghana Black Stars,

    what about if Nyantakyi and his cohorts asks you to call up a certain player or two, what would you say to them?

    I would be very grateful to know your answer.

  19. kuuku says:

    The guy is making a statement, he’s been around 4 a while and knows Wut he’s talking about. We just have to wait and c..

  20. Lato says:

    U are like a Newyorker. No nonsense. Well said. The call UP’s should be based on players who played only in theEPL, Laliga,Bundesliga, ligue 1, Seria, Ghana premiere . Black star is not for second division players.Have u seen a second division player in Brasil,Italy,England,Spain National Teams? Kwesi Appiah’s era is the Renaissance of Ghana football. The is no free lunch available . U have to pound your own fufu if u want to eat. We want players whom we can access their performance day inn and day out.