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GFA PRESIDENT KWESI NYANTAKYI: KWESI APPIAH WAS HIRED TO WIN TROPHIES

Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantakyi has indicated that the appointment of Katakyie James Kwesi Appiah as the Black Stars coach is for him to win trophies.

Kwesi Appiah was re-appointed yesterday as the coach of the senior national team, the Black Stars on a two year deal with further option of two years meaning he will leave his present employers, Al Khartoum El Watani to take up his new role.

Kwesi Appiah was first appointed as the Black Stars coach in 2012 but was shown the exit after Ghana failed to reach the knockout stage of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

He is also the coach for the local based team of Ghana, the CHAN team and will be playing in the qualifiers for the CHAN tournament next year.

Kwesi Nyantakyi said;

”We want the Black Stars to win trophies, so ultimately we the Executive Committee and whoever will be given the mantle – as with Kwesi Appiah – is to ensure that we win trophies. That is; the Africa Cup, the World Cup and so on.”

”[Qualifying for the World Cup] is not an impossibility. When we sit down we will discuss the bench mark that we want him [Kwesi Appiah] to achieve. And one of them is not qualify us to the 2018 [2019] Africa Cup of Nations.

”It is not far from being achieved. It is there are any impediments or challenges, we will discuss them and see how we can surmount them.”

The GFA President comments means Katakyie James Kwesi Appiah is to win the 2018 CHAN tournament and the Africa Cup of Nations in 2009 and do all he can to qualify Ghana to the 2018 World Cup to be hosted by Russia.

Ghana currently lies third in their World Cup qualifying group.

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