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Ghana coaches looking to learn from Liverpool on 10-day trip to Britain

Kwesi Appiah training is Black Stars

Kwesi Appiah training is Black Stars

The Black Stars technical team is in the UK for a 10-day trip to some of the footballing institutions Britain has to offer.

And Liverpool have been earmarked for a special visit by Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah and four of his assistants.

Appiah is hoping to pick up some valuable tips from their visit to title challengers Liverpool, where he will be shown around Anfield.

The trip also includes some time with the League Managers Association and the Football Association’s training centre at St George’s Park, say the Ghana Football Association.

“It is really essential because it helps to keep your focus and also be on top of issues,” Appiah said.

“I’m looking forward to it and I know in the long run Ghana stand to gain from it.”

Ghana have been drawn in World Cup Group G alongside Germany, Portugal and the United States.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Benny says:

    I find the unending trips a big gaffe and comedy.Whiles the likes of Joachim Low ,Klinsmann etc are at work mapping out strategies for their teams our whole coach is trotting the globe seeking knowledge .How pathetic is that.I have not heard Steven Keshi going on such trips.
    Would it not have been better to employ a very competent coach? You go to Anfield to seek knowledge,what knowledge?liverpool is doing well under Brendon Rogers this season but Breddon Rodgers has never manage a national team or has never been a manager in the World Cup.
    They have sent to the UK to waste money.I will probable see them at Lumnava eating banku and tilapia.
    What annoys me is the inclusion of that stupid goalkeeping coach who takes bribes from the bench warming expert Dauda and put him ahead of Kwarasey.Three months to the World Cup and your whole coach do not feel confident enough.It is a joke.

  2. keith from germany says:

    THANK YOU BENNY.SO WHEN WIILL THE STUDENT AKWESI APPIAH GRADUATE.
    ALWAYS TALKING OF SHARING IDEAS.WHICH IDEAS CAN HE SHARE WITH BRENDON ROGERS?
    THAT LIVERPOOL COACH IS VERY ON TOP OF HIS GAME.
    WHEN I SAY THIS,MANY FORUMITES HERE PORED ALL KIND OF INSULTS ON ME.
    THATS WHYI WILL ALWAYS RESPECT NIGERIA COACH STEPHEN OKECHUKWU KESHI WHO IS THE MAN OF HIS OWN AFFAIRS
    I PERSONALLY DONT THINK AA NEEDS THESE TRIPS TO SHAPE UP HIS MIND BUT RATHER HE HAS GOT MAXWELL KONADU WHO FOR ME IS A GOOD COACH.
    KONADU WENT TO THE HENNEF SPORTSCHULE TO GET HIS EUROPEAN LINCENCE B AND A CERTIFICATE.
    AA MUST LISTEN MORE TO KONADU BECAUSE THAT GUY CAN READ THE GAME:
    MAXWELL KONADU HAS GOT A VERY BIG FUTURE IN COACHING BECAUSE PLAYING ALSO IN EUROPE ALSO HELPS ALOT.
    ALL THE OTHER TEAMS ARE SERIOUSLY PREPARING THEMSELVES FOR THE OURNAMENT AND OUT TECHNICAL STAFF IS TAKING THESE COURSES
    I DONT HAVE NOTHING AGAINST THEM TAKING THESE COURSES BUT TE TIME IS NOT RIGHT AT THE MOMENT:
    AFTER THE WC QUALIFIERS IN NOVEMBER,AA AND HIS STAFF HAD 4 MONTHS TO GO THIS COURSE.
    WHAT WAS HE DOING ON THIS WHILE WHEN THE NATIONAL TEAMS WERE ON FOUR MONTHS BREAK.
    IM NOT A PROPHET OF DOOM BECASE THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING I FEAR FOR THE STARS.
    NEVERTHELESS AS I ALWAYS SAY,I WILL BETHE FIRST TO SALUTE AA IF HE PROVE ME WRONG.
    ALL THESE CRITICS ARE CONSTRUCTIVE.WE WANT THE BEST FOR THE STARS.

  3. nas says:

    @keith honestly I always enjoy reading from you thanx for your educative piece

  4. keith from germany says:

    Thank you Brother nas.i will always say the truth.

  5. Keleele says:

    Benny and Keith, I do understand your concerns regarding the reason and timing for AA’s and his coaching team tour of UK. It seems to me the emphasis has only been on his visit to Liverpool FC and not the other places mentioned. I know Rodgers and his backroom staff have never coached a national side and therefore logically are not the best people to go for advice. However, let’s put their main reason for the trip to perspective; ‘to acquaint themselves with the latest trends in the game’. Compariing and contrasting it with Nigeria’s preparation is not good enough. if assuming Ghana goes further in the WC than Nigeria, I will not be surprised such issues will come up as the reason why Nigeria failed as the coach lacked ideas. Keith you live in Germany from what I gather and you can testify the benefits of trainings and refresher courses.I believe in acquainting myself with the latest knowledge in my field of work and on that note agree with the FA on letting AA and his men attend this course. We will reap the benefits soon.