Appiah: I haven’t signed any contract extension

Author: Peter Sarbah
Coach Kwesi Appiah
Coach Kwesi Appiah

Black Stars coach, Kwesi Appiah, has denied reports of contract extension by the Normalisaton Committee of the Ghana Football Association to enable him lead the national team to the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

This contradicts claims by the Normalisation Committee of the Ghana Football Association that the coach had been handed a contract extension to enable him guide the national team to seek it’s 5th continental cup trophy in 37 years.

While Dr Kofi Amoah maintained that the Black Stars gaffer had been handed a contract extension with a clause to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation scheduled for Egypt in June, the Coach has refuted those claims as inaccurate.

Speaking to the media on Sunday after the Porcupine Warriors beat Coton Sport, the 58-year-old coach was baffled by claims that he had penned a contract extension when there was nothing to that effect.

"Its a surprise to me. I have not signed any contract extension and so I don't know where this is coming from,"he told reporters.

Coach Appiah maintained that nowhere in his contract was there any clause requiring his exit should he fail to annex the continental trophy and expressed surprise why it had become a big issue.

"There is nothing like sack in my contract. Honestly I don't know where this is coming from."

Appiah who returned to the national side for the second time after he was showed the exit following Ghana’s botched 2014 World Cup, would run out of contract in April when the continental competition was due to start in June.

In a bid to ensure the former Al Khartoum manager executed his duty at the AFCON without any doubts, the Normalisation Committee claimed to have offered him a contract extension till the end of the competition, an assertion the Black Stars coach has denied.