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Ghana FA Executive Committee retains Kwesi Appiah as Black Stars coach

Kwesi Appiah

Kwesi Appiah

Ghana Football Association Executive Committee has agreed to allow head coach Kwesi Appiah stay on despite failing to progress from the Group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

President Kwesi Nyantakyi announced this at a press conference on Wednesday in Accra to explain what accounted for the team’s washed-out campaign.

This means the ex-Ghana international will be handed a fresh two-year year contract to lead the Black Stars for the qualifiers to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations which begins in September.

“The Executive Committee has full confidence in Kwesi Appiah and in his ability to do the job. They have instructed that the necessary action about his new contract should be completed,” Nyantakyi said.

“We also request the coach to review the current Black Stars and retain players only based on competence, commitment and discipline.

“The coach should be encouraged to add young additions to the team.”

Appiah became the first indigenous Ghanaian coach to qualify the Black Stars to a World Cup finals after Serbs Ratomir Djukovic and Milovan Rajevac guided the team to the 2006 and 2010 finals in Germany and South Africa respectively.

Ghana recorded two defeats and one draw to finish at the foot of the table and crash out at the first hurdle.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. keith from germany says:

    from now on i will never watch a blackstars game.

  2. michael says:

    Goodbye Ghana blackstars. This security man will destroy our national team . Sad day for Ghana.

  3. bobby from hamburg says:

    i will never ever watch Black stars game

    fuck you Kwesi Nyantakyi and all the GFA staff

  4. ghanaluv says:

    who the fuck is that committee are they bigger than Ghana. Ghanaians say no their view should be respected. no coach is ever given such a chance there should be consistency or it will breed problems what criteria do they use to dismiss some coaches when they fail to perform and what criteria are they using to keep AA. Even If they were fare they would select a local coach with the brightest prospect, people with documented track record and tactically astitute, but not AA. I AM 100% AGAINST IT. GOD WILL PUNISH THEM.

  5. amoah freeman says:

    Thunder fire GFA and AA
    Na motor go kill them

  6. kesse says:

    Am highly disappointed…how can they maintain dis coach again.hmmm i guess i shd shut up cos they are not going to listen to me

  7. ghanaluv says:

    who the fuck is that committee are they bigger than Ghana. Ghanaians say no their view should be respected. no coach is ever given such a chance there should be consistency or it will breed problems what criteria do they use to dismiss some coaches when they fail to perform and what criteria are they using to keep AA. Even If they were fare they would select a local coach with the brightest prospect, people with documented track record and tactically astitute, but not AA. I AM 100% AGAINST IT. GOD WILL PUNISH THEM.

  8. ghanaluv says:

    #occupygfa, gh stand up we cant allow these few to take the whole nation for a ride.xxxx

    • Asem says:

      go and occupy there alone!

      • ghanaluv says:

        idiot wht do you know about football. people like you means that Gh will never see progress because you cant stand for what you believe in BS is the nations pride so we should be able to defend it. BS never won anything since 1980 is this the time to employ coach who dont know their starting 11 When ivory coast is thinking about hiring TRAPATONI

  9. A concerned citizen.... says:

    Coach AA is a joker…But you experimental coach is still at post and talking??? “try and error” you must be out or be forced out. Audrey advise your dad to resign..you are looking at your lucrative contract money to make mouth mouth….Coach AA and GFA must be charged for causing a financial loss to state for a employing an experimental coach to destroy Ghana soccer.

  10. Piotoo says:

    I have no interest in the blackstars anymore. I understand now why they retained this PE teacher..He will be unemployed and no team in Ghana will even hire this incompetent coach. Fcuk AA, Fcuk Nyantakyi and the GFA…Bullshit

  11. jerry says:

    so if what am hearing is true then our black star is heading to the hey day how can the executive committee retain kwasi appiah while he fail the nation we were all calling for local coach to handle our national team then look what this executive committee is telling us no wonder we are still stay where we are we should stop this favoritism if it was foreign coach who have fail woefully like this they will even give him his sack letter long time but becos he is our own look at how our executive committee handle this coach issue on wonder corruption is still taking place in this dear nation we lets mark it somewhere now the players will gonna started boycotting some of international matches from national teams becos they know that the man is not a good coach and the same indiscipline is gonna continue so right now am not gonna support national team again and get heart attack whiles this corrupt leaders still handle our national team i will support my kotoko and foreign teams then black star look at the kind of disgrace they have brought to this dear nation if we have visionless leaders handle our national teams that’s happened am monitoring the press conference now and look at Mr nyantakyi this man have hard mouth to talk big he is not ashamed of himselves and his subordinates Asem beba dabi with this people our national teams are doomed

  12. ghanaluv says:

    is that committee bigger than Ghana. Ghanaians say no their view should be respected. no coach is ever given such a chance there should be consistency or it will breed problems what criteria do they use to dismiss some coaches when they fail to perform and what criteria are they using to keep AA. Even If they were fare they would select a local coach with the brightest prospect, people with documented track record and tactically astitute, but not AA. I AM 100% AGAINST IT. GOD WILL PUNISH THEM.

  13. Asem says:

    Thanks for once GFA!
    since the 2006 CAN to 2010 under those Serbes,it was difficult to watch our matches!you will sit sit on ogyso till the end and if we don’t score our one goal we lose!

    and since Dr took over even though we lose but a delight to watch!

  14. jb says:

    This is absolutely nonsense, we ghanaians don’t want that coach and even the entire GFA and that stupid corrupt committee, coach Appiah had issue with dede and jordan ayew, now is essien, muntari and kelvin. .fuck you security man

  15. Benny says:

    Hmmmm pls AA step down n we doing it respectfully n if u don’t listen we know what to do ……

  16. Enoch says:

    “The Executive Committee has full confidence in Kwesi Appiah and in his ability to do the job” because they know they all contributed to the poor performance of the stars. Their conscience will not judge them right if they sack the coach and remain in office

  17. IP says:

    Stupid people. Mother fuckers.

  18. IP says:

    Asem you are stupid.
    Mother fucker.

  19. maubs says:

    Benny thanks and please tell them again if they dont want to listen we will have to force them to listen. This is 2014. As for Asem i believe its nyatakyi himself blogging under an alias. we call for revamp of administrators and all and the adminstrators like the saying pride precedes a fall they are calling every well meaning ghanaian’s bluff? God help us but we know we dont belong to a banana republic and seems like they still dont get it. we want the whole fa removed, revamped and reshaped. as for the so called technical committe, of what? what did their technical acumen brought us in the last two tournaments weve been in? where were they when Libya was licking the local bs to a trophy?

  20. Asem says:

    massa,stop your easy!GFA can only be remove from office by election,wai!

  21. luca says:

    Lol asem wen u grow up you will see wat we see a thousand miles away…there is difference between david moyes and alex furguson. See the way klinsmann beat ur coach cheap…see the way joachim low beat Aa cheap with two subs…klose and sw.tiger..see how he flopped in portugal match..one dimensional..can’t even motivate players to play.
    But guess wat..u enjoy seeing useless coaches..coach who’s always fighting with players..today ayews..2moro kp..then essein..muntari…its bn happening since…a spade is a spade ..not a big spoon.

  22. Boro says:

    ‘ we have failed, we are incompetent, we will never take the right decisions for Ghana to continue to fail at any tournaments we lead Ghana to participate yet we will not resign because Ghanaians cannot do us any FOKO!. This is what Nyantakyi and AA seems to be telling Ghanaian. I think we Ghanaians can respond to this by making sure: 1) our blackstars always play in an empty stadium 2) the governments does not use the tax payers money to sponsor the BS during those times 3) the players refusing to honour invitations to play for the BS 4) the players should be made to understand that anytime they respond to the national call into the BS and attend to the call they do so at the risk of their own safety and their families as well. All this measures should be taken till GREEDY NYANTAKYI AND FOOLISH AKWASI APPIAH steps down.

  23. Asem says:

    @Boro !! we’re not in a jungle wai !
    tell us how you’re going to enforce all you banza points??
    talk is cheap papa! eih typing is cheap!

  24. nesta says:

    AA is a failure and must leave or bigger embarrassment is on the way coming the way of the black stars.
    Any writer writting his the first black courch to qualify the stars to world cup should equally add that his the only couch that could not win a single game at the world cup for ghana.

  25. Prettytony says:

    I cant believe what I just read,so A kwasia Appiah has been retained by the corrupt FA.
    This Nyantakyi character thinks Ghana football belongs to him,we shall see. Asem,please tell your uncle to step down or we will force him to.#Akwasiappiahmustgo#Nyantakyimustgo#occupygfa

  26. Nii from Mamprobi says:

    Incompetence is rewarded in Ghana -Yawa

    So in 2014 an organization like GFA went to WC with out the below participation contracts and player conduct and payment agreements in place? Any where else this would be terms of dismissal for mismanagement.

    -And an immediate lesson from the debacle is that discipline will henceforth be a prerequisite to enlist any player into the team, and the players themselves will be made to sign contracts that would spell out their engagements with the team and govern the payment of allowances.

  27. shieava says:

    lets air our views devoid on insult.i like kwasi appiah us a person but not us a coach because i see him to be technically bankrupt.which showed in our games against u.s.a in the world, he couldnt change games and also he looks timid and lacks confident.

  28. yopoo says:

    I can’t believe this so kwesi nyantakye can’t see that this guy is failing to control our players?

  29. All theire matches will be played in emty stadii.fire burn them all.

  30. PITO says:

    Who is this Piotoo chap commenting above me. PLEASE your name sound too similar to mine.I have been blogging on this site since time immemorial so kindly CHANGE YOUR NAME.why are you acting like a chinese manufacturer?

    THIS IS ORIGINAL PITO. P..I..T..O
    spelt right. One and only. enjoy your day folks.

  31. PITO says:

    Oh I forgot to leave my comment.

    I am dissapointed with GFA keeping Akwasi Appiah? Akwasi is fighting against all his best tools. A shody carpenter blames the hammer that struck his fingers. If we don’t take care Akwasi Appiah will banish every TALENTED player in the team and start wotking with his own amateur yesa massa players. Good luck to A.A. Congratulations for keeping your post. I don’t like you in charge but I am Forever a BLACKSTAR FAN!

  32. Bani man says:

    hahaha, the toy is back as the black star coach. toy coach, my primary school PE teach can do a better job than AAA. so, this one too Mahama can’t use his executive powers? GHana is doomed. GHANA MUST sit for NOV-DEC examination, tweaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  33. CEREBRAL says:

    I had very high hopes for Ghana before this WC started. I felt we had a great squad even with a couple of question marks. After we lost to the USA and Portugal I became sad and disappointed. When I heard about the troubles between the players and management: bonuses, match-fixing, poor hotels, indiscipline, poor selection, weak tactics…..I felt we the fans and citizens of Ghana have been screwed my the GFA set up. There is nothing that the passion of Ghanaians or the high expectations of Ghanaian fans can do to make the management see the beauty and magnitude of football glory and how it can lift the spirits of a broken economy. I will never comment or spare my time to follow Ghana football until I see a transformation of the GFA and management. I can now say that AA in-spite of his promises is a puppet of the GFA (he did not contest for the position, it was given to him in order to make him complicit to corrupt practices).

    Sorry folks, I have tried very hard to suppress this negative evaluation of AA, because I felt a rash conclusion could easily be disproven should AA turn out to be an anomaly…meaning he could have made it through with the team despite evidence of his incompetence. It is important to give people the benefit of doubt….however this job is above AA’s head. Adieus Ghana!!!

  34. Alhaji says:

    @Boro you said everything right,Nyantakyi n his pals own GFA.they try to tell us dat we have no say in their affairs.executive committee ma foot.wat did Naija do b4, the Prez Jonathan stepped in and dissolved the whole FA and Naija was out of international football for 2 years,after sometime everything was put in place…I agree occupy GFA…@asem I don’t know how much you paid or whoeva is behind your China pad but save us those stomach comments,we can see through you,you want to be a troll for the FA I guess dats ur own prob lil minded SOB

  35. Words says:

    GFA likes Appiah bcos they don’t pay much and he doesn’t question their authority.

  36. Big mouth says:

    The point here is that both the Executive Committee, Nyantakyi, Akwasi Appiah and the FA in its entirety have failed, so who fires who?, and who stays on?, when all of them have failed and connive to chop. They are each others keeper so they see nothing wrong with maintaining Akwasi Appiah. Encourage him to make more additions with the younger one’s whose bonuses they could easily cut back with no one hearing of any sort of malpractice while maintaining camping serenity.
    Thieves, the bigger shame is yet to come. Akwasi Appiah can NEVER lead our national team nowhere!!!!