Defiant Ghana coach won’t quit
from MASAHUDU KUNATEH in Accra, Ghana
ACCRA – GHANA head coach, Kwesi Appiah, is determined to keep his job despite some calls for him to step down after the team’s disappointing showing at the FIFA World Cup.
The embattled coach said he had built young and confident side, insisting the future was bright if he and the side continued.
“I am determined to continue the job. The performance of the young ones was good,” Appiah said at a press conference in Accra as the team returned from Brazil.
At the press conference the President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwasi Nyantakyi, indicated that the FA had confidence in the coach and had discussed with him “changes” that will instill discipline in the team in the future.
Ghana’s World Cup campaign was blighted by scandals and a disastrous first round exit with just one point out of a maximum nine.
While some have blamed the coach for “poor tactics” the campaign was mired by indiscipline and a row over money.
On the eve of the final match against Portugal, Kevin Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari were dismissed from camp.
This appears to have ended the German-based player’s international career.
“For now Kevin is not part of my plans,”Appiah indicated.
– CAJ News
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