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Coach Kwasi Appiah sacked


Black Stars coach Kwasi Appiah has been relieved of his position as head coach of the senior national team.

The decision was reached today at a board meeting of the GFA.

Serbian trainer Milovan Rajevac will replace him as head coach of the Black Stars.

Mr Appiah is being accused of bad faith after he granted a radio interview in which he said that he had not asked for a technical assistant, contradicting the position of the GFA.

Sources close to the GFA say the condition under which coach Milovan accepted to Ghana was that he is made the substantive coach. He refused to be technical assistant to Kwasi Appiah, the source said.

The GFA has scheduled a meeting with Coach Appiah tomorrow Friday, at which the FA will discuss his severance package with him.

Before Ghana’s game against Togo there were reports that the former Ghana captain had been told he will be fired if he failed to win the game in Lome after drawing 1-1 with Uganda at the Baba Yara stadium in Kumasi on Saturday.

Appiah’s popularity in Ghana dwindled immensely after Ghana’s poor World Cup outing, with many Ghanaians displeased with his perceived lack of control of the Black Stars team.

Appiah, a left back, played club football with Asante Kotoko, playing for them between 1983 and 1993.

Appiah played for the Ghanaian national team between 1987 and 1992,[3] appearing in two FIFA World Cup qualifying matches; he also captained the team.

Coaching career

He has received technical training from English clubs Manchester City, and Liverpool.

James Kwesi Appiah was Ghana’s assistant coach between 2007 and 2012.

Appiah was coach of Ghana U23 as they won the 2011 All-Africa Games.

He was appointed as the Head coach of the Ghanaian national team in April 2012, describing himself as “the underdog” in the process. His Ghana team qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, making him the first black African coach to take the country to the World Cup. He was given a new two-year contract in May 2014.After the country exited the World Cup in the group stages, Appiah defended his team.

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