Waris runs the rule over Grant and Kwesi Appiah

The Black Stars striker picks his choice between both coaches

Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris believes James Kwesi Appiah is a better coach when compared to Avram Grant as far as the Black Stars are concerned.

Appiah has replaced the Israeli as head coach of the national team following their disappointing campaign at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

And after the former Asante Kotoko left-back led Ghana to a 5-0 win over Ethiopia in his first game earlier this month, Waris reckons the difference between the two men is quite clear.

“Kwesi Appiah is a better coach because he has been scoring and that is what everyone wants,” the Lorient striker was quoted as saying by Ghanasoccernet.

“I don’t really love comparing coaches. Each coach has their own philosophy which may work or may not work at a point in time, so you can’t say they are good or bad. 

“But I feel very comfortable playing under Kwesi Appiah.

“If I have to choose, then of course I will choose Kwesi Appiah over Avram because Kwesi trusts me but Avram did not.

“I don’t remember the last time we won 5-0 but under Kwesi, we are scoring more again. And we all see something good is happening.”

Appiah is expected to supervise his second game on Wednesday as Ghana play Mexico in an international friendly in the USA.

Three days later, the Black Stars will test their strength against the hosts, the Stars and Stripes.

Appiah, who is back to the national team after managing the side between 2012 and 2014, began his second stint in May.

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Grant, on the other hand, left the post in February after Ghana's fourth finish at the 2017 Afcon.

Interestingly, Waris was a shock absentee from Grant's 23-man squad for the tournament, despite an outstanding club form.


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