Kwesi Appiah must acquire Uefa A license, says Agyemang

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The former coach-turned-pundit believes the Black Stars coach must enrol in further studies to equip him for the future

Former Eleven Wise and Feyenoord Academy coach, Nana Kwaku Agyemang, has urged newly appointed Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah to acquire Uefa's A license to help him to successful in his second coming.

Appiah, 56, was appointed in a two-year deal this week to replace former Chelsea boss Avram Grant, who left the role in February after his contract expired.

“Kwesi Appiah can succeed if he is not given the 2019 Afcon as a target. However, while on the job, he has to take the Uefa A and pro license courses, as this will further equip him in becoming a more astute tactician not only during matches but also in his coaching sessions,” Agyeman told

“The players will respect him because of his experience as a footballer and qualification as a coach.

“If he is prepared to totally revamp the team and sideline the old, injured and the cameo or bench warmers in Europe, he should be equipping himself with respect since their coaches in Europe are with higher certificates.

''He can re-establish a philosophy as the spinal cord of not only the Black Stars but also the CHAN team and pay attention to the potentials that exist in the Ghana Premier League also.

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“He can recruit those players that are performing well in accordance to statistics available and MVP’s received."

He added: ''In short, if his only target is to rebuild the national team and local Blacks Stars concurrently over the next two years, creating a strong formidable team that plays well and able to deliver, then he stands a chance of having his contract extended. However, Appiah should be told his target to avoid confusions at the eleventh hour.''

Appiah holds Caf license A and has had exchange programs with Manchester City during the era of Manuel Pellegrini. He is expected to begin his duties on May 1.