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24.01.2020 Football News

I Don't Demand Gifts From Players; None Of Them Have Money Than Me, Says Coach Kwesi Appiah

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
LISTEN JAN 24, 2020

Former coach of the Black Stars, Kwesi Appiah says coaches handling national teams must desist from demanding items from players in order to command respect.

According to him, most of these players have worked with some big-time coaches and so you must be able to convince him that you are good with your conduct else they will question you when you even give them instructions.

He stated that sometimes some of the local coaches demand petty items like shirts, wrist watches, phones and other stuff and by so doing lose the respect of their players.

"You must know how to manage them because in the first place he might have met some big coaches so you must to things that will command respect for you else even when you talk to them they will ask what do you know?" he told Kumasi based Angel FM.

"And when you demand items from the players like on your way coming to buy me a shirt, a wrist watch and that stuff you will lose the respect of the players because they talk a lot among themselves."

When asked whether he ever demanded something from the players, he said, "Me they don't have money more than I do and a rich man doesn't mean you have money more than anyone else but If only you are able to cater for your wife and family you are a rich man."

He then asked the host "Am I the one who caters for you and your family and he responded no and added it means you are a rich man because you solely cater for the needs of your family so you are a rich man," he

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