Sports Analyst Christopher Opoku says the Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Kwesi Nyantakyi and the Emergency Committee conspired to unfairly sack Coach Kwesi Appiah after they had expressed full confidence in him when he arrived in Ghana from Brazil.
The allegedly lost his job due to: the players’ loss of confidence and also for publicly denying interest in a technical assistant.
Speaking on Peace FM’s morning show. Mr. Opoku questioned why the Emergency Committee was tasked to fire the coach whiles the Executive Committee had no knowledge about the decision.
He said Kwesi Appiah was sacked unfairly since he was not formally informed by the FA but rather heard the news from the media.
According the Sports Journalist, the GFA hired Kwesi Appiah just to please Ghanians after his successor Goran Stevanovic lost the 2012 Nations Cup semi-final match to Zambia.
He said the GFA was bent on firing Kwesi Appiah after the Black Stars team qualified for the African Nations Cup in 2012 but lacked the grounds to do so.
Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah was relieved of his duty as head coach of the Senior National Coach on September 11, 2014.
The decision taken by the GFA was to allow Serbain trainer Milovan Rajevac who coached the Black Stars from 2006 – 2010 to take up the job. The Serb had reportedly refused to be technical advisor to Kwesi Appiah who used to be his assistant.
However, Mr Opoku said the decision to sack the coach would have been reasonable if it was based on the fact that he failed to achieve his targets.
He said “Kwesi Nyantakyi and every single member of the Black Stars management committee must resign”.