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Sports News Fri, 27 Sep 2019

Kwesi Appiah opens up about sacking Ibrahim Tanko, Stephen Appiah

Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah has opened up on the sacking of his technical team.

Media reports went rife on Wednesday that the 59-year-old has called for his assistant Tanko Ibrahim and legend Stephen Appiah to be sacked from their posts with the senior national team.

According to sources, he has recommended to the Normalisation Committee that ex-Asante Kotoko trainer Charles Kwablan Akonnor should come and replace Tanko Ibrahim.

Speaking on the issue for the first time, the former Al Khartoum trainer says he is not responsible for the sacking of his backroom staff.

“In the first place I don’t sack people. I don’t have the right because it is the Normalization Committee that appoints.”

“They issue letters as to whether you are fired or appointed. The role I play is to suggest how maybe things should be done.”

“So some of the suggestions are what we have been discussing. But I don’t know where this one is coming from,” he stated.

He added that the whole brouhaha about his technical team is an agenda from the media and if he is to do away with them, there is a right channel to follow.

“Is it an agenda that people are setting up ? At the end of the day, I recommended them and therefore, if I feel there is a need to part ways, the right thing is to tell them or find another way of agreeing on that.”

“So there has been so many things but at the end of the day, a decision has not been taken,” he added.

Source: Primenewsghana.com
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