Former African Footballer of the Year Abdul Razak says Ghana coach Kwasi Appiah must resign if he fails to qualify the Black Stars for the 2014 World Cup.
Appiah, who led Ghana to a fourth place finish at the recent Africa Cup of Nations, has been retained in the job despite failing to bring the trophy home.
With the World Cup qualifiers scheduled to start next month with the Black Stars hosting Sudan in Kumasi, Ghanaians are keen on reaching the tournament in Brazil in 2014.
The former Kotoko Coach is convinced that qualification to the Mundial will place Kwasi Appiah’s job back on the rail, after the disappointing fourth place finish at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Abdul Razak, who was named the continent’s best player in 1978, after Ghana’s third title, says qualifying to the world’s biggest football competition for a third time is a must.
“There is a World Cup coming up and if we qualify then it means he has learnt his lessons but If we are not able to qualify nobody should tell him (Kwasi Appiah) where to go next, of course I won’t say he will go, if it is me I will go out”. He told JOY Sports.
“We want to win the African Cup and also qualify for the World Cup, we couldn’t win the Nations Cup and if the World Cup also elude us would you be happy yourself, surely he will go”.
Ghana will play Sudan at home on 23rd March in the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.