Seasoned journalist Kwadwo Ntim Charles says under fire Ghana coach Akwasi Appiah should be maintained despite failure to reach the 2013 Nations Cup final.
They are already calls being made to have the ex Black Stars captain sacked for his inability to lead Ghana to the finals of the 2013 Africa cup of Nations.
Ghana was surprisingly dumped out at the semi-final staged by Burkina Faso 3-2 on penalties.
This was after the Black Stars threw away a slim 0ne goal lead in the game played in Nelspruit on Wednesday.
And even before the Black Stars take to the field against Mali on Saturday in the contest for third place, some notable Ghanaians are calling for the head of coach Appiah.
Former Member of Parliament for Adenta, Kwadwo Adu Asare is the latest reported to have called for the sacking of the Black Stars coach.
But seasoned journalist Kwadwo Ntim (Micky Charles), a football administrator himself says these calls are totally misplaced.
“It is way too early to talk about sacking coach Akwasi Appiah and I will urge sober heads to prevail,” he said.
“A quick history check will reveal the Black Stars have scored more goals going into the semi-finals under Kwasi (Appiah) in the last 20 years.
“We are all disappointed in the results but must also draw some positives from our failure to reach the finals.
“We should critically analyze our failure rather than immediately make calls to have the coach sacked.”
The former Chief Executive of second tier BA Stars and a member of the Ghana U23 Management Committee also shared an opinion on the heated debate of coach Appiah’s substitution in the loss to Burkina Faso.
“A lot of things go into substitutions,” he said.
“People have made an issue over the one with Wakaso (Mubarak) but we don’t know whether the player was even injured or asked to be substituted for one reason or the other.
“I don’t think any coach makes changes with the intention of weakening its team, rather it is to strengthen it.
“So I believe we wait until the full facts are brought to bear before we take a position which will be well informed.”