Ex-Ghana leader John Kuffuor backs Kwesi Appiah for Black Stars coaching job

March 16, 2017
Source: ghanasoccernet.com
Ex-Ghana leader John Kuffuor backs Kwesi Appiah for Black Stars coaching job

Former Ghana President John Agyekum Kuffuor is backing Kwesi Appiah to return as Black Stars coach as the Sudan-based tactician continues to receive ringing endorsements for the top job.

The ex-Ghanaian leader says the former Kotoko star is the ideal man to replace Avram Grant, three years after he was sacked.

Now pundits are concluding that Appiah is the front-runner for the post while sports punters like NetBet are also predicting the former defender to take charge of the four-time African champions.

Appiah has received several endorsements from high profile personalities to be appointed new coach following the departure of Avram Grant.

Grant, an ex-Chelsea manager, saw out his 27-months tenure in charge of the team after the West Africans placed a disappointing fourth at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

The Ghana FA has since been scouring for a replacement, requesting CV's for consideration.

GHANAsoccernet.com understands over 70 coaches mostly expatriates, have slapped in their CV's for consideration with Kwesi Appiah's name featuring prominently.

And former Ghana President John Kuffuor wants Appiah to return as Black Stars coach.

"I love Akwasi, I would support him a 100% but I don't know what is wrong with Ghana. Somehow we tend to believe that the foreigner, the white person is the right person to coach," he said

"No, I don't see it that way, I believe in the individual. You may get a white coach who is a master and I believe in this day and age, You may get a black coach who is also a master".

He added: "If you are lucky to have such a person in your country. of course, you should pay the person as you would pay a white because its a global market as I have told and Kwasi I believe will do exceptionally well.

"He is performing well in Sudan so why shouldn't he come back to do it for us? I would support his coming back".

Appiah paid the ultimate prize after being sacked following the country's wrecked 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign.