Objection To T.A. Led To GFA, Appiah Split

jrrCOMMUNICATIONS Director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Ibrahim Saani Darra has revealed to Starr News that his outfit parted ways with Coach Kwasi Appiah because he objected to the FA’s decision to hire the services of a technical advisor.

Appiah according to the FA rejected the idea despite several pleas from the FA and members of the technical team.

Speaking to Starr News, Mr. Dara said it would have been a disaster if the FA had gone ahead to appoint a technical advisor while Appiah was still in charge of the Black Stars.

“Management thought it wise to boost the technical aspect of the team after a dreadful campaign in Brazil.

“But as you may have heard, the Coach has told some media houses that he doesn’t want a technical adviser, so we decided to mutually terminate his contract.”

The 54-year-old revealed he did not ask for a technical adviser as purported by the public at a press conference in Kumasi prior to the Black Stars African Cup of Nations qualifier opener against Uganda.

In another interview on GTV’s last Sunday night live show, Sannie Darra confirmed that the decision taken by the Football Association was based on the comment made by the former national star.

“The executive committee of the football Association thinks that given what has happened over the past few days came to a conclusion that it will be better for us to part company with Kwasi Appiah particularly with the comment on the issue concerning the appointment of a technical adviser,” he said.

“The understanding of the executive committee was that it is the best way to go forward if we want to improve the team,” he added.

“The executive committee thinks that it has engaged the coach enough in the processes and a public statement making the point clear that it wasn’t his idea of an appointment of a technical adviser but the opinion of the executive committee”.

“So the executive committee sat down and decided on concluding that we will part ways with Kwasi Appiah”.

Kwasi Appiah in his two year reign managed 16 victories, 11 losses and 8 draws in 35 games in charge of the Black Stars.

He holds the record as the first indigenous coach to qualify Ghana to the World Cup.

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