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25.06.2020 Football News

I Have The Qualities To Coach Black Stars In The Future, Says Former Captain Stephen Appiah

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
I Have The Qualities To Coach Black Stars In The Future, Says Former Captain Stephen Appiah
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Former Black Stars skipper, Stephen Appiah has said he has what it takes to coach Ghana's senior national team in the future.

The 39-year-old served under the then-head coach, Kwesi Appiah as technical coordinator.

According to the former Juventus and Fenerbahce midfield dynamo, his captaincy and how he handled player-related issues during his playing days speak to his understanding of players mentality.

“In being a manager or a football coach, the most important thing is how to handle the players," he said in an interview with Carol Tshabalala of SuperSport.

“You can’t show the players how to play the game. The only thing you can show them is the system that you want to play or the way you want them to move on the pitch.

“The most important thing is that you have 23 adults that have different egos, and you have to manage them.

“I think I have the ability, being the captain for 8 years, and not having trouble with any player,” he added,

Appiah is currently studying for his coaching badges.

The former Hearts of Oak captain led Ghana to its maiden World Cup appearance in Germany 2006.

Only 4 former Black Stars players have gone on to become the team’s head coach since Ghana gained independence in 1957.

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