Kwesi Appiah Returns: 15 numbers that characterised his first reign

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.