Ghana Fa Content With Coach Akwasi Appiah’s First-year As Black Stars Coach

Posted On Monday, 22nd April 2013

Ghana coach Akwasi Appiah

Ghana coach Akwasi Appiah

By Ameenu Shardow

Kwasi Nyantakyi insists the Ghana FA is satisfied with the first-year performance of coach Akwasi Appiah.

The ex Ghana captain is into his final of a two-year contract as coach of the Black Stars.

During his first year, Appiah qualified but failed to lead the team to glory at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

He however remains on course to qualify the Black Stars to the 2014 World Cup for the third successive time albeit with more difficulty this term.

Some critics however believe Appiah is not the man to take Ghana to the proverbial promised land – pointing to some key decisions they claim he got wrong.

Others have also raised concerns over his man-management skills in relation to his conduct leading to the temporal retirements of Andre and Jordan Ayew.

But Nyantakyi who head the Ghana FA says they are content with Appiah’s first-year output – the reason why he is still in the job.

“Once he is still at post then it means he is doing well, otherwise he wouldn’t be at post by now,” he said.

“Considering he had no prior experience in the position he is now, I think he has done considerably well.

“He is not perfect and he has faced some challenges that is why we are sending him to Manchester City to improve himself to the benefit of the national team.”