Coach Kwesi Appiah shot himself in the foot


miloDr. Coach Kwesi Appiah shot himself in the foot the very moment he was influenced by Asamoah Gyan to ‘flush’ out goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey from his starting line-up in the game against Germany at the Brazil World Cup.
This was after the team had been announced to the world. Now, when Kwarasey asked why he dropped him, Appiah could only say “I’m sorry.” Question is, did Fatau Dauda proved to be a better replacement? As a coach, you take a decision and stand by it – you don’t allow yourself to be kicked around. If that happens, all (including player/s who forced you to swap horses in mid-stream) would conclude that you are not on top of your job.
Without any scintilla of doubt, that is why some of the key players do not respect him. It is pathetic, though.
After leading the Black Stars to upstage the Hawks of Togo 3-2 in a 2015 African qualifier on Wednesday, Appiah’s sack may have come as a stunner to many, but the signal was all-too boldly emblazoned on the wall when the GFA hinted of bringing in Milovan Rajevac as Technical Director to assist him.
So, clearly, all along the FA was not impressed with Appiah’s performance at the World Cup. Why then did they renew his contract right after the Mundial? Who were they trying to please? What broke the camel’s back this time around? At what point in time did the FA realise that Appiah was not capable of handling the team?
Indeed, the FA has loads of questions to answer, but nothing can take away the fact that Appiah is the first Ghanaian to guide the Black Stars to the FIFA World Cup.
Certainly, he has done his best for the nation – even if it was not what Ghanaians had yearned for.

  • John Vigah and 25 others like this.
  • Bernard Benghan Why should the GFA appoint Milovan after he left the team without the concern of the GFA… hmmm some officials are interest in the percentage and not the Team. Still think the BLACK STAR should be dissolve for now.
  • Julius Ujeh Ujehloo Any Africa Football FA that goes out to employ a mediocre coach or even a good coach at that is nothing but a thievery organization. Nigeria leads in that department.
  • Swallah Ahmed Kwesi Appiah’s dismissal, for me was unfortunate. If you look at his achievements, it is by far, better than that of the Serbian so why are we bringing him back?
  • Dada Oliseh Well said bro
    Culled from John Vigah’s facebook wall
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