Jerry Akaminko thankful to Kwesi Appiah for reviving international career

Jerry Akaminko

Defender Jerry Akaminko says he is grateful to Kwesi Appiah for handing him another lifeline in international football with a call up against Ethiopia. The 29-year-old got his first call up to the Black Stars since sustaining a career-threatening ankle injury a day before Ghana’s squad for the 2014World Cup was announced. Akaminko sustained the injury in virtually the last move of the friendly defeat against the Netherlands. The injury kept the former Heart of Lions man out of action for over a year as he struggled to regain full…

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Appiah scores full marks in his first selection on return to Black Stars bench

Kwesi Appiah in his first game on Ghana return

Kwesi Appiah was spot on with his first selection on his return as coach of Ghana in the opening 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia on Sunday. The Black Stars run riot, hitting five past the Walia Ibex with three of the goals coming from two of Appiah’s debutants. The 56-year-old handed starting roles to as many as FIVE players who were making their international debuts. All those five excelled on the day with Raphael Dwamena and Ebenezer Ofori in particular having a telling effect on the game….

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Kwesi Appiah was on his feet for 90 minutes in first game on Ghana return

Kwesi Appiah refused to take his seat on the bench

Kwesi Appiah was on his feet for the entire duration of Ghana’s thumping start to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia on Sunday. The 56-year-old abandoned his seat on the technical bench as he remained standing in his technical area to guide Ghana to a resounding 5-0 win before a near packed crowd in Kumasi. Appiah refused to take his seat even when his charges had clearly gotten the job done with some few minutes of play left. The former Al Khartoum coach preferred to pace around…

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Ghana striker Kwesi Appiah ends his nightmare at Crystal Palace to join League One outfit AFC Wimbledon

Kwesi Appiah joins AFC Wimbledon

Ghana striker Kwesi Appiah has joined English League One club AFC Wimbledon, can confirm. The 26-year-old becomes the first summer signing for Wimbledon and will be arriving from Crystal Palace on a permanent move for an undisclosed fee. Appiah’s move will be made official on July 1. The striker struggled to establish himself since signing for Crystal Palace in 2012. He has been sent out on loan to several clubs including Aldershot Town, Yeovil Town, Cambridge United, Notts County and reading. He has been in Norway with Viking since…

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Black Stars B crash second tier club Accra Lions in friendly

Black Stars B thrashed Accra Lions in friendly

The Black Stars B team thrashed Accra Lions 5-0 in a friendly match played in Prampram on Wednesday. A brace from Richard Arthur and a goal apiece for Nicholas Gyan, Emmanuel Gyamfi and Joseph Painstil proved too string for the second tier club. The Black Stars B team have been in camp since Monday to commence preparations towards their 2018 CHAN qualifiers. Coach Kwesi Appiah was on hand to take charge of the team on the touchlines with Ibrahim Tanko, Maxwell Konadu and Richard Kingson all at post. The team…

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Sports Ministry to provide permanent accommodation for Black Stars coach

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah

The Sports Ministry say they will be providing a permanent residence for the coach of the Black Stars. Previous Black Stars coaches have had to make do with temporal accommodation provided for by the Ghana FA. Immediate past Ghana coach Avram Grant resided in a hotel throughout the duration of his contract. The Sports Ministry now want an end to this trend by providing a permanent place of residence for the coach of the Black Stars. “The Sports Ministry has resolved to find a permanent residence for the coach of…

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Appiah retains Asamoah Gyan as captain of the Black Stars

Gyan maintained as Black Stars captain

Kwesi Appiah insists he will retain Asamoah Gyan as the captain of the Black Stars. The 56-year-old made this confirmation at a ceremony to unveil him as coach of Ghana on Tuesday. Appiah named Asamoah Gyan captain of the Black Stars during his first stint in charge of the side. But there have been recent calls to have Gyan relinquish his captainship mainly due to his increasing injury situation with both club and country. Many have clamoured for West Ham forward Andre Ayew to take over the substantive leadership of…

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Appiah ready to defy Ghana FA to hand Black Stars return to outcasts

Muntari and Boateng are currently suspended from Black Stars duty

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says he is prepared to defy the Ghana FA to hand international lifelines to Black Stars outcasts Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng. The two players are currently suspended indefinitely from international duty for their engagements in acts of indiscipline during Appiah’s the 2014 World Cup. Some even blame Kwesi Appiah for his failure to stamp his authority during the tumultuous period in his first stint in charge of the Black Stars – ultimately costing him the job over two years ago. But Appiah who had a public…

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Kwesi Appiah wants to build a durable team on Black Stars return

Kwesi Appiah was unveiled on Tuesday

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says he wants to build a good team that will last for ten years. The 56-year-old was unveiled as the new Black Stars coach at a ceremony organized by the Ghana FA on Tuesday. Appiah returns to the post two years after being shown the exit following a tumultuous campaign at the 2014 World Cup. The former Ghana captain is now determined to build a durable team after quitting his job with Sudanese club Al Khartoum to take up the Black Stars post. “I want to…

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