Former Prez. Kufuor urges GFA to reappoints Kwesi Appiah as Black Stars head coach



Former President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor has urged the Ghana Football Association to reappoint Kwesi Appiah as Black Stars head coach.

The former Kotoko head coach was sacked by the FA after the shambolic display in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Avram Grant was appointed as the head coach of the team. However, both parties have parted ways mutually after Grant failed to win the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

After the AFCON, the GFA set up a six member committee to search for a coach for the Black Stars. Several reports has emerged that over 70 coaches have applied for the job including local and expatriates coaches.

Kwesi Appiah has been reported to be part of the local coaches who applied the Black Stars job. Many Ghanaian football fans and pundits have called on the GFA to give the job to Appiah.

However, Kufuor believes Kwesi Appiah will be a perfect fit for the Black Stars.

“I love Kwasi, I would support him 100% but I don’t know what is wrong with Ghana. Somehow we tend to believe that the foreigner, the white person is the right person to coach.” He said.

“I don’t see it that way, I believe in the individual. You may get a white coach who is a master and I believe in this day and age, you may get a black coach who is also a master.

“If you are lucky to have such a person in your country. Of course, you should pay the person as you would pay a white because it’s a global market.

“I believe he will do exceptionally well. He is performing well in Sudan so why shouldn’t he come back to do it for us? I would support his coming back.” He added.

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