10.04.2020 Football News

You Need To Be Bold To Succeed As Head Coach For The Black Stars – Kwesi Appiah

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Coach James Kwesi Appiah
LISTEN APR 10, 2020
Coach James Kwesi Appiah

Ex-Ghana and Asante Kotoko captain, James Kwesi Appiah has stressed that a coach will need to be bold in his decision making if he wants to succeed as the head of the technical team for the Black Stars.

The 59-year-old who entered into coaching after hanging his boots has coached the senior national team of the West African Country for two different spells.

Having seen it all handling the Black Stars, Coach Kwesi Appiah has outlined some of the qualities a coach will need to succeed when offered the job.

“One thing that I know is that, if you are fearful of taking decisions, accepting criticisms and facing sack on the Black Stars job, you are not going to be successful. For instance, if you fear of bringing in new good players to replace the old players, you are not going to do the country well”, the gaffer said in an interview with Light FM.

He continued to explain, “Even our last game against South Africa, I included 8 debutants and I was told that do you know your job is at stake but I took the risk that if we get eliminated, the country will benefit from the new talents introduced for the future”.

Coach Kwesi Appiah’s first rodeo with the Black Stars was from 2012-2014 before he moved to Sudanese side Al Khartoum after he was sacked for failing to win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament.

He will return after a 2-year stay in Sudan to take charge of the Black Stars in 2017. Having spent 3 years with the team, he had to live after the Ghana FA decided not to renew his contract which expired at the end of December 2019.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo


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