Kwesi Appiah was appointed Ghana coach for the first time on April 9, 2012. Exactly 60 months and five days shy, he has been re-appointed to lead the Black Stars for the next two years.
What were the key numbers in his first spell in charge?
2 – Asamoah Gyan and Dede Ayew were the only scorers for Appiah’s Black Stars that participated in the 2014 World Cup
3 – His last game was a 3-2 victory for the Black Stars in Lome against Togo. Asamoah Gyan, Emmanuel Agyeman Badu and Christian Atsu scored the goals.
4 – Number of competitive matches drawn + Number of goals scored at 2014 World Cup
5 – Number of competitive matches lost
6- His best and memorable performance to date as Ghana beat Egypt 6-1 in a World Cup playoff game in Kumasi + Total number of games won.. (Competitive + non-competitive)
7 – Kwesi Appiah’s reign as Ghana coach began with a comprehensive 7-0 victory over Lesotho in Kumasi with goals coming from Sulley Muntari, Christian Atsu. Jerry Akaminko and a brace each for Jordan Ayew and Dominic Adiyiah.
10 – Number of games played in non-competitive matches.
12 – Number of competitive matches won
16 – Total number of games won. (Competitive + non-competitive)
21 – Number of competitive matches played + number of competitive goals conceded.
31 – Total number of games (competitive + non-competitive) played in his first spell.
33 – Total number of goals conceded. (Competitive + non-competitive)
40 – Win percentage in non-competitive games.
46 – Number of competitive goals scored.
62 – Total number of goals scored. (Competitive + non-competitive)
NB: Competitive matches comprise of World Cup and AFCON qualifiers as well as AFCON matches and World Cup matches.
Non-competitive matches comprise of all friendly matches.