Appiah’s appointment not politically influenced – GFA

The Spokesperson of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Ibrahim Saanie Daara has denied claims that the return of Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah is as a result of some political influence.

According to Daara, the FA’s search committee mandated to pick Avram Grant’s replacement are made up of credible individuals and there is no way any external influence could change their criteria during its work.

The committee headed by the GFA president Kwesi Nyantakyi whittled down the number of coaches interested in the Ghana job from over hundred to three.

Frenchman Willy Sagnol, Cameroon boss Hugo Broos and Kwesi Appiah were interviewed and Daara believes the best decision was made with clean hands.

“Absolutely there was no government interference. We (GFA) made this appointment based on competency and nothing else. Any decision starts and stops with us so therefore when win we are praised, however, when we fail we will take the blame”, he told Starr Sports.

Appiah has been handed a two-year contract and will start his duties on  May 1.

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