Ghana FA approves Kwesi Appiah's stay as Black Stars coach
The Ghana Football Association says head coach Kwesi Appiah will continue his work despite failing to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
There were calls for his removal as the ex-Ghana captain struggled to improve the tactical play of the team.
Ghana laboured to beat less-fancied Cape Verde in the quarter-final and were outclassed by Burkina Faso in the semi-final which they lost 3-1 on penalties after drawing 1-1 after extra-time.
But the Executive Committee after analysing the technical report for the Black Stars abject display, thinks Appiah must see through his two-year contract.
“We reviewed Ghana’s participation at this competition and are very quick to admit that the performance fell below the expectation of everyone of us,” Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi said at a press conference on Friday.
“We render an unqualified apology to all Ghanaians. Very useful lessons have been drawn.
“We also looked at the coaching department led by the head coach – Kwesi Appiah. He did very well. However, we think the team could have done better.
“We are looking at strengthening the technical team to enable them do better in future tournaments.”
Appiah’s next assignment will be against Sudan on 24 March in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier.