Coach Kwesi Appiah Will Be Sacked If He Fails To Win 2019 AFCON
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah will be sacked if he fails to lead the senior national team to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations title, the chairman of the GFA Normalization Committee has warned.
Dr Kofi Amoah says the caretaker committee has inserted the clause in the new contract of the Black Stars trainer revealing the former international defender will be shown the exit door if he fails to win the tournament to be held in Egypt in June.
Appiah’s contract with the Black Stars is set to expire in April – two months before Africa’s flagship competition is staged in the north African country.
Keen on the technical stability of the side, the Normalisation Committee has decided to give coach Appiah an extension that would end at the of the tournament to be held in Egypt.
To ensure that the right decision is taken, the committee has decided to postpone talks for a long term contract until after the Africa Cup of Nations tournament is held.
Amoah says the decision has been made to sack Appiah if he failed to win the title of the country for the first time in 37 years.
“Per the contract, if Kwesi Appiah doesn’t win the AFCON 2019 he is gone. This is stated in his contract,” Kofi Amoah said on Friday.
Amoah wants to hand the Ghana President Nana Akufo Addo the title as the Black Stars have failed to win it for the past 37 years and claims coach Appiah will the side to the title.
“The president of Ghana is ready to end the 37 years of trophy drought. I believe Coach Kwasi Appiah can win the AFCON with our prayers and support,” Amoah added.
Ghana secured their place at the AFCON last month after Sierra Leone were booted out of the qualifiers because of government interference in the sport.