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Sports News of Thursday, 17 October 2019

Source: citinewsroom.com

Kwesi Appiah has not met the required standards - Fred Pappoe

GFA Presidential candidate, Fred Pappoe, has given his assessment of the second stint of Black Stars head coach, Kwesi Appiah.

Since Appiah came back to the team, he has guided the team to one tournament which is the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.

However, Ghana got eliminated in the Round of 16 after losing on penalties to Tunisia.

Many of the team’s fans expressed their dissatisfaction with Appiah’s output in relation to the team and in an interview with Bernard Avle on “The Point of View” on Wednesday night, Pappoe said that Appiah had also not met his full expectations.

“To the extent that Ghanaians expect to win every game they play, [Black Stars coach] Kwesi Appiah has fallen below the standards expected.”

However, Pappoe admitted that Appiah needed to have the best working environment if there would be further success with the Black Stars.

“I also think that the circumstances Kwesi Appiah is working under need to be looked at. All the same, I believe he still has a bit more to offer Ghanaians.”

Appiah’s next main assignment is the 2021 AFCON qualifiers which begin on November 11 with a home match against South Africa before facing Sudan on November 15.

Appiah will hope to guide the Black Stars to the next AFCON where they hope to win the nation’s first AFCON title since 1982.