Coach Appiah to be fired if he fails to win AFCON

Author: Peter Sarbah
Coach Kwesi Appiah
Coach Kwesi Appiah

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah will have no future on the national team’s bench if he fails to pick the ultimate at the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be hosted by Egypt in June.

According to the chairman of the Normalisation Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Dr Kofi Amoah, they would part ways with the 58-year-old gaffer unless he is able to break the nation’s 37-year title drought.

Appiah’s contract was due to expire in April this year but has further been extended to the end of the continent’s most prestigious competition and Dr Amoah disclosed that they had inserted a new clause in the contract extension which allows Appiah to be fired if he returns home empty handed.

"Per the contract, if Kwesi Appiah doesn't win the AFCON 2019 he is gone. This is stated in his contract," Kofi Amoah said on Friday.

Ghana qualified from Group F, playing against teams Kenya, Ethiopia after the other group member, Sierra Leone, was disqualified following the interference of football administration by their government.

"The president of Ghana is ready to end the 37 years of trophy drought. I believe Coach Kwasi Appiah can win the AFCON with our prayers and support," Amoah added.