Ghana FA to keep coach Kwesi Appiah

The president of the governing body says he has “confidence” in the coach and confirmed will lead the team to Afcon 2015

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah will remain in charge of the Black Stars, despite a disappointing World Cup campaign which ended in a group stage exit.

The president of the Ghana FA, Kwesi Nyantakyi, said the country’s football governing body has confidence in Appiah and will keep him to lead the four-time African champions to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

“The Executive Committee has full confidence in Kwesi Appiah and in his ability to do the job,” Nyantakyi said at a post-World Cup press conference in Accra. “They have instructed that the necessary action about his new contract should be completed.”

While apologising for a poor campaign in Brazil, Nyantakyi said issues about bonuses and appearance fees will be dealt with thoroughly ahead of subsequent tournaments.

“The performance of the team fell below expectation,” Nyantakyi stated. “I wish to offer an unqualified apology to Ghanaians. The World Cup in Brazil taught us a bitter lesson.”

He also demanded that Appiah reviews the selection of players and plans with the future in mind.

Nyantakyi said: “We have also request the coach to review the current Black Stars and retain players only based on competence, commitment and discipline. The coach should be encouraged to add young additions to the team.”