Not Part Of My Future Plans – Kwesi Appiah

Kevin Prince BoatengKevin-Prince Boateng’s international career with Ghana has been thrown into serious doubt after Kwesi Appiah revealed on Wednesday that he’s no longer part of his future plans.

The 27-year-old has been suspended indefinitely after he clashed with the Ghanaian trainer during the failed 2014 World Cup campaign in Brazil.

The Schalke ace is reported to have insulted coach Kwesi Appiah, which prompted the Ghana FA to slap him with an indefinite ban.

Addressing a packed media on Wednesday in Ghana’s capital, Accra, the soft-spoken trainer has revealed he has shut the door on the former AC Milan man, at least for now.

“Managing the egos of players is a very difficult job. But when you realise the attitude of a player has become a distraction to the team, then you must wield the axe,”

“On the specific issue of Kevin-Boateng, I will say that for now, he’s not part of my plans.

“We have to look at the younger players who have shown tremendous commitment to the national team and work with them.

Boateng alongside his former Portsmouth colleague Sulley Muntari were expelled from the team on disciplinary grounds.

In a related development, Appiah has revealed that he has not shut the door on defenders Isaac Vorsah and John Mensah adding that they are still in his plans for future assignments.

Both Vorsah and Mensah were left out of the Stars World Cup due to their inability to play regularly for the respective clubs prior to the commencement of the tournament.

Their exclusion from the Stars World Cup setup proved costly to some extent as they conceded what is termed ‘cheap goals’ an action many believe could have been averted had any of the two defenders been in the team.

“We are all aware of what happened to the two defenders before the World Cup. Vorsah after his injury had not played for his team for almost a year and definitely, I couldn’t have picked him for the tournament.”

“For Mensah, we were monitoring his progress at his new club and had plans of inviting him, but after a few games, he got injured again and did not get fit in time for me to assess him for a callup. So I had to make do with what I had.”

Every coach will want to have the full complement of his best players. But unfortunately things did not go our way. Akaminko lost out at the last minute through injury.”

“But I believe that the two central defenders who played together at the World Cup did not perform badly at all. In fact they did well and I believe they need to be encouraged.

“As for Vorsah and Mensah, they are still in my plans and can make do with their experience in subsequent matches.”





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