Sports News of 2014-08-05

Kwesi Appiah to step down this week if?

Head coach of Ghana Black Stars, James Kwasi Appiah will step down from his job on his return from South Africa later this week if a hatched decision by the GFA executive committee to dragoon him into inviting an expatriate technical aide is enforced, Ghanasportsonline.com has gathered.

The Ghana Football Association Executive committee is set to hold a crunch meeting with the Black Stars technical head this week to review his new 2-year contract extension, principally amongst the subjects of review, to impel the World Cup manager in seeking a technical assistance.

Ghanasportsonline.com investigations have revealed that the Black Stars coach having agreed a 2-year contract extension before the World Cup, is set to pen down the deal on his return from abroad later this week where he spent some time to cool down following the country’s poor finish at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

But some members of the executive committee, the highest decision making body of the GFA oppose to the decision and have thus decided to review the deal and make new inputs, basically, to forcibly appoint a technical help for the head coach.

Ace journalist Kwabena Yeboah has hinted that coach Kwasi Appiah would be 'forced' by the Ghana FA Exco into seeking a technical aide if he is to remain in the job for the next two years as expected but the coach would down-rightly step down from the job if such a decision is enforced at the meeting.

"The coach was preparing to come down to start his new contract but the reports of his contract review has also been welcomed and he has decided to have a sit down with the Executive committee and some of the people who are opposed to the deal"

"You know the review is expected to bring up several decisions and suggestions and I can state that chiefly amongst them is to ask the coach, not just ask but impel him to appoint a technical help perhaps an expatriate to assist him in the remaining years of his contract",

"And when it comes to that I can categorically tell you that the coach would decide to step down, he will quit the job and move on if somebody is forcibly appointed to superintend over his work".

Rumours are widespread in the media claiming that the country’s Sports Ministry together with some members of the GFA Executive Committee who oppose to the new deal announced by the GFA President Kwasi Nyantakyi have asked authorities to freeze the contract extension proposal pending further consultations.

Appiah's contract has been extended till 2016 and is expected to fetch him a $100,000 signing fee, and almost double of his previous salary [from $20,000 to $36,500].

Ghana will begin the qualifiers for the 2015 African Cup of Nations in Morocco in September this year.