Kwesi Appiah speaks after losing Black Stars' coaching job

Kwesi Appiah speaks after losing Black Stars' coaching job

- Kwesi Appiah has broken his silence after losing Black Stars' coaching job

- According to him, it was an honour to serve his nation

- Appiah was the head coach for the four-time Africa champions in the last AFCON tourney in Egypt

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Kwesi Appiah has finally opened up after he was sacked as Black Stars coach by the new Ghana FA administration led by Kurt Okraku.

Following his exit, the former Asante Kotoko defender has released an emotional letter bidding farewell to Ghanaian football lovers.

In a statement sighted by YEN.com.gh, he said his association with the Black Stars, first as a player and subsequently as a coach, has been the source of immense pride for him.

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Through the years I was in charge, I worked with my backroom staff to lay the strong foundation required for others to build on, towards a better future and success for the team.

“I thank the President H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the opportunity to serve the nation. I also express my appreciation to the Ministry of Youth and Sports, as well as the Ghana Football Association for their support,” he said.

Appiah was the head coach of the team at the last AFCON which Ghana failed to progress to the quarter-finals.

Read the full statement:

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He made history in 2014 when he became the first Black Stars to qualify Ghana to the World Cup which took place in Brazil.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has assigned former Black Stars skipper, C.K Akonnor as interim coach for the senior national team.

The ex-Asante Kotoko coach was promoted after the GFA dissolved the technical team of all national teams on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

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The GFA’s announcement also technically meant, Kwesi Appiah’s reign as Black Stars coach has also ended.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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