Ghana FA says won’t fire coach Kwesi Appiah
Kwesi Nyantakyi, President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has emphasized that, head coach of the Black Stars, James Kwesi Appiah would not be fired, despite the team’s failure to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
“The coach has admitted technical errors on his part and we believe when given another opportunity he will work on them and improve upon his performance in the future.” Nyantakyi stated.
Addressing a press conference in Accra on Friday, he said firing the coach is not a panacea to the problems of the national team adding that “we cannot continue to fire coaches after each tournament”.
He said, the GFA will give the coach another chance to correct his mistakes, work on his weaknesses to improve upon his performance in the future.
“Instead of firing the coach, we are going to take steps to improve the capacity of the members of the technical team and in the next few weeks, we would unveil these measures to you.” He stated.
Nyantakyi stated that, they have also asked the technical team to do an individual assessment of each player and submit the report to the Executive Committee for the necessary to be taken.
According to Nyantakyi the assessment of the players would determine the future of each player in the national team.
Nyantakyi, expressed the hope that, measures taken to address the shortfalls in the team, would generate the required results.
He described the performance of the team at the Afcon 2013 as below expectation adding that it was their dream to win laurels for Ghana, but they failed to realize their dreams.
Ghana placed fourth in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.