The Ghana chapter of the CAF Licensed Coaches Association says Kwasi Appiah has justified the trust reposed in him by his employers, and said his achievement with the Black Stars should inspire a new trend in football in Ghana.
Coach Ken Augustte, general secretary of the association, told the Daily Graphic yesterday that Coach Appiah has matched the credentials of expatriate predecessors by guiding the Stars to Brazil 2014.
While praising the coach for the effort, he said the overall achievement of the technical bench underlined the capabilities of the Ghanaian football coach, insisting that it “emphasised our conviction that we are equal to the task at any level”.
In a statement released later, the association also lauded Coach Maxwell Konadu and the local set of the Black Stars for winning the recent West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Nations Cup staged in Kumasi.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Soccer Coaches Association has sent a message of best wishes to retired coach C.K. Gyamfi on the occasion of his 84th birthday anniversary which falls today.
A statement by James Oyedeji, secretary to the association, said “the celebrated coach, who had a hand in Ghana’s continental successes in 1963, 1965 and 1982, deserves to be celebrated”.