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Carl Tuffour slams journalists for fake Appiah stats, calls Grant worst Ghana coach

Ace sports journalist, Carl Tuffour has named Avram Grant as the worst coach Ghana has ever had during his time as a journalist, while slamming some journalists for putting out wrong statistics about Kwesi Appiah's performance against non-African opponents.

A false report which indicated that Kwesi Appiah has not won against a non-African opponent in 34 matches was widely circulated on social media over the weekend.

Carl Tuffour, in addressing those false reports argued that Ghanaians are generally 'ungrateful' people, highlighting the treatment meted out to some of our stars.

He maintained," It is the way we are, have we not crucified the man beside me [John Mensah], have we not crucified Michael Essien...So it shouldn't surprise you that people will try to rake out dirt about"Kwesi Appiah's alleged ineptitude."

"That aside, what hasn't Kwesi Appiah done, we have seen it again; where does Wakaso come from, where did Atsu and the rest come from? So that tommorrow if the team blossoms under Avram Grant, who i thought is the worst coach Ghana has ever had, comes and start benefiting from it."

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Mr. Tuffour also indicated his desire to see ex-Black Stars players take charge of the team rather than bringing in foreigners.

He argued, "I will prefer John Mensah, Michael Essien, Stephen Appiah, Ghanaians who feel it rather than having a foreigner come and run the national team. The foreigner is only coming for his cheque, big fat cheque."

Ex- Black Stars captain John Mensah who was also on the show insisted that Kwesi Appiah is the right man for the Ghana job.

"I think it is good because after Avram Grant we were searching for a new coach and Kwesi Appiah has experience with the team so he can handle the team. It is better than moving outside in search of a big coach," John Mensah stated.

Kwesi Appiah has played 11 games against non- African sides, he's won 1, drawn 3 and lost 7.

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