Sports News Fri, 10 Apr 2020

I did my best as Black Stars coach - Kwasi Appiah

Former Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has claimed that he did his best while in charge of the Black Stars and has absolutely no regrets coaching the team.

The former Asante Kotoko defender's second stint as Black Stars coach ended last year December following Ghana Football Association (GFA) not to extend his contract.

Appiah had failed to end Ghana's 37-year wait for an Africa Cup of Nations title as the Black Stars crashed out at the 2019 tournament in Egypt at the round of 16 stage. That many believed influenced the FA's decision not to maintain Appiah as head coach.

Following his departure, many have opined that his second coming was a failure but Appiah disagrees.

"I don’t see any regret within my tenure at the national team of Ghana," he told Light FM.

"I did the best that I could which yielded results. And the most important thing is that you leave a legacy behind which will serve as a precedent for the upcoming talents.

He added, "I was unfortunate then because of most of the time of handling the National Team.

“It was like I must search for quality players to replace the ones fading away, my first time in 2014 was a clear example to replace Essien, Stephen Appiah, Muntari, with Jordan, Atsu, and it continued during my second time."

His second stint lasted for two and a half years compared to the first which was two years.

Appiah has been replaced by his former assistant coach Charles Akonnor.
Source: ghanasoccernet.com
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