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26.04.2012 Sports News

Jawula Backs Kwasi Appiah

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Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) chairman Lepowura MND Jawula has described the appointment of new Black Stars coach Kwasi Appiah as the best of decisions by the FA.

'Kwasi Appiah's appointment by the FA is the best of decisions. In fact he is the best thing to happen to Ghana,' he said in Accra yesterday.

'We have our brand of football which is 'agoro'. He has been a Black Stars player, served under expatriate coaches so I believe he can deliver.

'All our successes at the senior level have come from local coaches,' added the former FA boss.

That notwithstanding, he cautioned that the task handed Appiah would not be on a silver platter, saying, 'He wouldn't have things easy as we see it. It will be difficult, so let's be patient with him.'

He called on all stakeholders to rally behind him in his pursuit to chart a new path for the Black Stars.

Until Appiah's appointment, he was the deputy of Serbian trainer Goran Stevanovic and his predecessor Milovan Rajevac.

He has been tasked by his employers to win the next edition of the African Cup of Nations to be hosted in South Africa and qualify the Stars to the 2014 World Cup.

By Kofi Owusu Aduonum

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