To fufill his dream and reason of requesting for Kumasi as a venue for the take off of his second coming, Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah has called on Ghanaians to throw a massive support behind the Black Stars as they face the Walias of Ethiopia in the 2019 AFCON Qualifier.
Ghana play Ethiopia on Sunday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, a venue the Black Stars have not played there since 2014, in the first game of the qualifiers.
The Black Stars have enjoyed excessive bashing from the populace following the unforgettable money-kissing drama in Brazil in 2014.
The notorious posture of some of the Black Stars players after they were given their $100,000 appearance fees compelled many Ghanaians to denigrate the team and abandoning them completely as they were seen as money making players other than honouring the national colours.
It will be recalled that with the ‘famous’ statement made by Andre Dede Ayew at Miklin Hotel after the 2014 World Cup,Kumasi fans were very much infuriated, ” Football is our job and we have to get the money, we are just doing our job”.
But upon his return as the head coach of the team, Kwesi Appiah is appealing to Ghanaians to forget about the past and focus on the future.
“I am on my knees pleading to all Ghanaians to rally support behind the Black Stars as we play Ethiopia on Sunday at the Kumasi Baba Yara Sports Stadium,” he told seasoned journalist Kwabena Yeboah in an interview.
Kwesi Appiah was the head coach of the Black Stars when that infamous experience happened in Brazil and has vowed not to allow such an experience again in his second coming.