Previous Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah says Kwasi Appiah becoming coach of the senior countrywide workforce arrived as a minimal shock to him for the reason that it is anything he experienced predicted.
In accordance to Stephen, he told Kwasi, who was then assistant to coach Milovan Rajevac in the course of the 2010 FIFA Entire world Cup in South Africa that he would 1 day get the prospect to regulate the staff.
Kwasi Appiah was appointed Black Stars mentor for two stints. His 1st staff was concerning 2012 and 2014 although the next which lasted for two and half a long time finished in December final yr.
The former Fenerbahçe star recalls he manufactured the prediction soon after a person of Ghana’s video games at the World Cup where by the staff came agonizingly near to starting to be the initial African staff to achieve the semi-finals.
Stephen was aspect of Kwasi’s backroom employees along with Maxwell Konadu, Richard Kingson and Ibrahim Tanko in the 2nd stint. Stephen worked as the team’s specialized coordinator.
“After a person of our online games at the Entire world Cup, we were being going [back to the hotel] in the group bus and I observed coach [Kwasi Appiah] so pleased. So I advised him that in the potential, you would be the coach of the Black Stars and I know that you would do properly,” Stephen Appiah recounted on Joy FM.
“He [Kwasi Appiah] was like really do not be concerned if I develop into the mentor you would be portion of my technical crew and it arrived to move.”
Stephen defined that his appointment as technological coordinator was not as a outcome of his prediction but Kwasi knew he possessed the qualities wanted for the posture.
“He [Kwasi Appiah] has been in camp with me. He is familiar with the romance I have with the players so when he was appointed as mentor of the Black Stars he called me and explained the moment has occur for me to be part of the specialized group,” he reported.
According to Stephen, he enjoyed a excellent performing partnership with Kwasi in the two and a fifty percent years.
“We worked hand in hand. All the things was pretty cool in camp. He[Kwasi Appiah] is a variety who listens, he is the style whose doorways are open when you have a suggestion you can go to him and chat to him about it,” Stephen reported.
Questioned no matter whether he hardly ever disagreed with Kwasi, Stephen responded: “No No.. at the stop of the day, he is the manager so you will give him your suggestion or feeling but at the finish of the working day, he has to just take the last selection. I hardly ever at any time had any problem with him in camp.”
Kwasi Appiah was replaced by Charles Akonnor.