Yesterday marked another milestone when the former skipper of the Black Stars Kwesi Appiah was unveiled as the two time coach of the Ghana Black Stars.

Coach Appiah led us through a lot of hurdles including the famous qualification to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He also took us to the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) and several other crucial tournaments.

Unfortunately though, coach Appiah had his own challenges being a former black stars player and having endured all the nuances that come with being a coach of success. Coach Appiah has once tasted the sour apple of being a Black Stars’ coach whose appointment was terminated.

Now that he has been reappointed and has promised to serve his motherland, many Ghanaians are happy about his dedication.

According to his words, “I would do everything possible to make sure the team achieves the success Ghanaians have been longing for”.

“So that together we can coordinate a lot of things technically and tactically to have a synchronised ideology of the senior national team and trickle down to the junior teams as well.”

Those are the words of an illustrious citizen who has served his country without blemish. Ghanaians have heard him loud and clear but Coach Appiah cannot do the work without support from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and the Ministry for Youth and Sports (MOYS).

He needs to be supported by these relevant bodies and all Ghanaians.

Football is said to be the passion of the nation but goes beyond that, it is part of our ‘religion’ and all stakeholders should ensure that the necessary logistics and human resource and everything relevant are made available to coach Appiah to succeed.

We pray the authorities would ensure that all his ancillary staff are provided with the necessary logistics to put Ghana back on the map of world football.

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