Black Stars Coach, James Kwasi Ap[piah has paid a courtesy call on the official bankers of the Senior National Team.
The short ceremony which was held at the World Trade Centre branch of uniBank, was to allow Kwesi Appiah the opportunity to interact with the top brass of the bank and also formally tell them about his re-appointment as head coach of the Black Stars.
“I always keep my money with uniBank even when I was coaching in Sudan so I am very happy to be back for this superb marriage,” he told the press.
On his part, the Managing Director (MD) of uniBank, Felix Nyarko-Pong said his outfit will do all things possible for Appiah to succeed this time round.
“We at uniBank in 2013 decided to help the GFA with $1.2 million because Kwesi Appiah was in charge of the Black Stars and for his re-appointed we will support him to win laurels globally for Ghana”, Nyarko-Pong told the press.
The CEO also hinted that the bank will begin negotiations to make Kwesi Appiah as the brand ambassador of uniBank. “ I am sure in the coming days, we will call you back and unveil you as the ambassador of the bank.”
He also advised Appiah not bow to any form of pressure and work assiduously to succeed.
“People are calling your return a re-appointment but we at uniBank do not see it like that, personally I think it is a new and completely new appointment, except that we are appointing someone we do know already. This is certainly not the old job because you will be working with new players, new administrators and even as a country we are under a new political regime. So as long as you see this as a new job and not as a continuation, you will assess situations better and be able to succeed.”
Kwesi Appiah thanked the CEO of uniBank and the entire staff of the company for their support and assured that he will do everything in his power not to let them down.
Katakyie Appiah has been appointed coach of the Black Stars for the next 2 years and has been tasked to revive Ghana’s ailing 2018 World Cup qualification and also qualify and win the 2019 Cup of Nations to be held in Cameroon.
He is likely to be officially unveiled on the return of GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi from his CAF assignments.