GFA President Kurt Okraku reveals why Kwesi Appiah was sacked

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President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Okraku has revealed the reasons for the sacking of former Black Stars manager Kwesi Appiah.

Kwesi Appiah who was the coach of the national team since 2017 was relieved off duties in December 2019 by the new administration.

According to Mr. Kurt Okraku, the association decided not to continue with Kwesi Appiah because they needed a new direction.

“First of all, I think the tenure of the coach had ended. The council met and took a decision that we believe is in the best interest of the country,” he told

“We decided not to re-engage and look for a new start all together. I think the decision was unanimously adopted by the congress of the council,” he added.

Mr. Kurt went on to deflate assertions that the administration decided not to continue with Kwesi Appiah because he had a personal vendetta against him.

“I think that will be most unfortunate because first of all it could sound like a disrespect to all the twelve members on the council of the Football Association and other stakeholders that were engaged when the particular decision was taken,” says the GFA President.

“Prior to me being voted President of the Association, I have had my opinions and that was me being the Executive chairman of Dreams FC, where I thought certain intangible assets were of highest quality to the team but in the end I do not make the selection to the team.

“If I make a suggestion like any other person, like the media, it’s up to the gaffer to make his decision.

“We all know we woefully performed at the AFCON in 2019, we all know the happening at the 2014 World Cup and we all know all the things that have happened before so when the council put the motion on the floor, it was twelve out of twelve. A big NO”, he concluded.

Kwesi Appiah was replaced by CK Akonnor as Black Stars manager.

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