Explainer: Why Kwesi Appiah was axed from Black Stars job

Explainer: Why Kwesi Appiah was axed from Black Stars job

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) on Friday, January 3, 2020 announced that with immediate effect, it has dissolved all technical teams of all national teams.

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The decision by it self meant Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah and other high-profile national team coaches have all been affected.

Kwesi Appiah’s contract with the senior national team expired in December 2019.

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But the President of the GFA, Kurt Okraku said the decision to dissolve the technical teams of all the national teams was an executive council one.

According to him, the likes of Kwesi Appiah had to leave because the Black Stars and other nationals have not been competitive for some time now.

He told Joy Sports that the Black Stars and the other national teams have been involved in disappointing and failed campaigns and things need to change to bring joy and glory to Ghanaians.

We have not been as competitive as we want to be in all our national levels. We need to find ways to be competitive, bring the love back and bring the teams back into the finals and in the end, win trophies. This is what the council also aims to achieve that is why this was done,” Mr Okraku said.

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Meanwhile, Ghana is expected to announce a replacement for Kwesi Appiah in March 2020. Appiah’s deputy, C.K Akonnor has been named as the interim coach for the Black Stars.

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Also reports are rife in the media that the FA is in talks with Al Ahly SC coach Rene Weiler for the vacant Black Stars job.

The 46-year-old has previously been in charge of Belgian giants RSC Anderlecht and German side FC Nurnberg.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ghana’s sensational and controversial dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale perform at the Accra Sports Stadium during the Ghana Premier League encounter between Legon Cities FC and Kumasi Asante Kotoko on Friday, January 3, 2020.

The Royals lost the match day two game by 3-1 to the Porcupine Warriors.

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