Ghana FA critic hails decision to maintain Black Stars coach Appiah, wants more courses for the trainer
One of the critics of the Ghana FA has hailed the federation’s decision to maintain coach Kwesi Appiah as the Black Stars boss despite the team’s early exit at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Rastaman Nana Agyemang says the decision to maintain the first local coach, who qualified the Black Stars to the World Cup, is the right move but insists the GFA must invest in upgrading the coaching skills of Appiah.
Despite several calls for Appiah to be fired in the wake of the group stage exit for the Black Stars, the GFA’s powerful body the Executive Committee extended his contract.
Nana Agyeman said the re-affirmation of Kwesi Appiah is “the right move if they [GFA] are going to do the right thing”.
He called on the GFA to send the coach to a UEFA licensing course to deepen his understanding of the modern game.
Kwesi Appiah’s tactics has been questioned by fans and his training regime branded mediocre by mayor of Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Kojo Bonsu.
The coach was also criticized for losing his grip on the senior team after verbal attacks and several acts of indiscipline gutted the Black Star’s campaign.
Coach Kwesi Appiah prior to the World Cup was sent on an internship programme with English Premier League giant Manchester City.