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04.11.2019 Football News

Let's Have Patience For Kwesi Appiah - Yusif Basigi

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Let's Have Patience For Kwesi Appiah - Yusif Basigi
NOV 4, 2019 FOOTBALL NEWS

Former Black Queens trainer, Yusif Basigi has implored Ghanaians to support Black Stars coach, James Kwesi Appiah in the wake of the squad announcement for a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header later this month.

Appiah has announced a 23-man squad for the November 14 and 18 clashes with South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe, respectively, in Group C.

The list featured seven debutants including the Spain-based duo of Real Valladolid's Mohammed Salisu and Real Mallorca's Iddrisu Baba, as well as 19-year-old Denmark-based midfielder Mohammed Kudus.

“I think Kwesi Appiah has seen the players after he travelled to Europe to scout for players," Basigi told GNA.

“These are the players he thinks would give him results. Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt.

"These are the right materials for him and he knows best.

"These are players he feels can best fit into his game plan so let’s support it.”

The former Sekondi Hasaccas gaffer also shared his thoughts on the future of Appiah as Black Stars coach as pressure mounts on him following Ghana's poor performance at the Africa Cup of Nations in July.

“We should have patience for him. We are always in a hurry because we are result-oriented," Basigi opined.

"Meanwhile, in some countries, some coaches have been hired for about five years and are still managing the role.

“If we go for a new coach, he would bring his philosophy and it would take a while to give us the needed results. So why not give him some time to deliver?”

Ghana will host South Africa at the Cape Coast Stadium on November 14.

Appiah's current contract runs out in December.

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