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James Kwesi Appiah

James Kwesi Appiah, also known as Akwasi Appiah, is a Ghanaian football coach and former player, who is currently manager of the Ghanaian national team.

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ATTENTION: ATTENTION: ATTENTION: Soccer News of Wednesday, 27 November 2013 Source: ghanasoccernet.com Kwesi Appiah reveals contract expiration date Akwasi Appiah Blackstars Coach Ready Ghana head coach James Kwesi Appiah has revealed his contract as Black Stars head coach will run out after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The 53-year-old took charge as Ghana head coach in April 2012 after the departure of Serbian Goran Stevanovic and has guided the Black Stars to claim third straight World Cup berth. Reports in the media claim the Ghana FA was planning to replace the former Ghana captain as head coach but officials in Accra have rejected the reports, and distanced themselves from it. Appiah reveals his contract as Ghana coach will expire at the end of the 2014 event in Rio. “My contract will run out after the Brazil 2014 World Cup,” he told Accra-based Oman FM. Appiah’s performance has drew huge praises across various quarters in Ghana and Africa for his performance. The former Ghana international de ...
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Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah spots talents in Local Black Stars. Ghana head coach James Kwesi Appiah has hailed the...
National team coaches rankings !as of 11th November 2013! Ghana James Kwesi Appiah moved ten places up from 52- 42.
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What was the former Coach of the Black Stars Milovan Rejavac Doing in Egypt???Hmmm Coach James Kwesi Appiah is not Save at all.
Ghana look certain to reach the World Cup in Brazil, having walloped Egypt 6-1 in the first leg of their play-off. So it would be ludicrous and depressing if it turned out to be true that the country's officials are already considering replacing the manager James Kwesi Appiah with some European. Ghanaian newspapers have reported sightings of Klaus Toppmöller in the country this week but the Ghana FA has angrily rubbished claims that the German is set to be appointed. - Guardian
coach James Kwesi Appiah insists midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng deserves a place in his team despite reservations from some fans over his commitment to the cause. “I think he deserves the benefit of the doubt and I’ll give him a long rope. But, of course, there is a limit to how long the rope can last. When that time comes, nobody can point accusing fingers at me.”
World Cup 2014 qualifying: 10 talking points Hats off to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iceland and Ghana, while France are firing again and, whisper it, England are improving 1) Pharaohs on the wane, Black Stars rising The great Egypt team will remain unfulfilled. The play-off against Ghana was the last chance for some wonderful champions, most obviously Mohamed Aboutreika, to earn the right to showcase their skills at the World Cup but on Tuesday in Kumasi they were confronted with the truth that time and domestic tumult have taken a heavy toll. With a team made up mostly of players who have won the Africa Cup of Nations three times in the last decade, Egypt were blown away 6-1 by Ghana. The Black Stars were too sharp, too strong, too lethal (and Egypt's defending dreadful). The Ghana manager, James Kwesi Appiah, was largely unheralded when he was appointed 18 months ago after excelling with the country's youth teams and he has gone on to show how wise it was to trust in him, deftly moulding a side in which vetera ...
Ghana 6-1 Egypt: Black Stars rout feeble Pharaohs Asamoah Gyan scored twice, Abdul Majeed Waris, Sulley Muntari and Christian Atsu all scored one goal apiece, while Wael Gomaa Kamel put through his own net as the hosts ran amok. A double from Asamoah Gyan helped Ghana all but secure their place at the World Cup as they hammered Egypt 6-1 on Tuesday. James Kwesi Appiah's men headed into the first leg of the CAF qualification play-off knowing they would need to be at their best against a side that did not drop a point in the group stage. And Ghana did not disappoint as they produced a magnificent performance to all but ensure they will be at next year's finals in Brazil. Gyan put the hosts in front early on before a Wael Gomaa own goal doubled their advantage. Egypt did pull one back through Mohamed Aboutrika's penalty, but a strike from Majeed Waris, a second from Gyan and goals from Sulley Muntari and Christian Atsu ensured victory for Ghana. Ghana took the lead after just four minutes when Gyan's fierce ...
KEVIN BOATENG COMMITTED TO GHANA- SULE MUNTARI EXPLAINS. Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari has revealed his AC Milan team-mate Kevin-Prince Boateng was still concerned about the Black Stars during his self-imposed exile from international football. The 26-year-old officially announced his decision to end his international retirement last month after series of meetings with Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah and government officials.
Kevin Boateng and Ayew brothers are irreplaceable - Gargo:- - Former Ghana international midfielder Mohammed Gargo claims Ghana does not have players whose qualities march up the level of the Ayew brothers and Kevin-Prince Boateng. The Ayew brothers announced an end to their temporarily retirement from international football after meeting with Ghana’s President while Kevin-Prince Boateng informed Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah and GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi last month of his return. Boateng, 26, quit the Black Stars in 2011 for unknown reasons and had turned down several requests to rescind his decision. Serbia trainer Goran Stevanovic shut the door on the former German youth international after swerving him in Milan on a visit. The Ayews, sons of African legend Abedi Pele, also retired after being left out of the Ghana squad for the 2013 AFCON. The Black Stars have achieved some form of success in the absence of the trio together with Michael Essien as they have edged closer to qualifying for the 20 ...
Ghana will be hoping to keep their hopes of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup alive when they travel to face Sudan on Friday. James Kwesi Appiah's men sit second in Group D of the second round of qualification, and can keep up the pressure on group leaders Zambia with a win as they try and progress to the third and final round of CAF qualification for the 2014 tournament in Brazil. The visitors will be confident of securing victory against a side they comfortably dispatched in their last qualifier back in March. Ghana ran out 4-0 winners on that occasion, Asamoah Gyan, Wakaso Mubarak, Abdul Waris and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu finding the net as Appiah's side cruised to victory. Gyan and Mubarak have both been prolific for Ghana in recent times, and the 2010 FIFA World Cup quarter-finalists will hope that the pair can maintain their form and boost their chances of performing on the world stage again next year. Espanyol midfielder Wakaso has netted four goals in his last five internationals for Ghana, while fo ...
Coach of the Black Stars, James Kwesi Appiah, has named his 25-man squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Sudan and Lesotho next month. The squad released on Friday on the FA’s official website shows an exclusion of a number of players from the last squad named and the return of Bastia’s Samuel Inkoom and Asrenal Kyiev’s Dominic Adiyiah. Following in his now usual fashion, Appiah has handed a call up to four home-based players. Below is the full list. Goalkeepers: Fatau Dauda (Ashgold), Daniel Agyei (Liberty Professionals), Stephen Adams (Aduana) Full-backs: Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Samuel Inkoom (Bastia, France), Kissi Boateng (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Baba Rahman (Greuther Furth) Central Defenders: John Boye (Rennes, France), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Awal Mohammed (Maritzburg United, South Africa), Rashid Sumaila (Kotoko) Defensive midfielders: Rabiu Mohammed (Evian, France), Edwin Gyimah (SuperSport, South Africa) Isaac Coffie (Chievo Verona, Italy) Right midfielders: Albert ...
Well in my candid opinion, James Kwesi Appiah deserves a second chance. Frankly, this is his first national team experience as a manager. @ least he managed to take us to semi's. Granted a few more years he would be magnificent.
Dede Ayew was in the team when we finished on the same position last year so Ghanaian should stop shouting about the Coach's decisions. James Kwesi Appiah is the best Coach.
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can James Kwesi Appiah be the worst black stars coach in recent history? i think he is too dull and knows nothing about modern coaching techniques and practices. maybe he knows how to arrange cones for training sections which made him a good assistant coach.
For a start, James Kwesi Appiah must go.
What is going James Kwesi Appiah!the boys were not performing or bcos of absent Wakasu Mubarak or what?
Ghana has room for improvement claims coach James Kwesi Appiah
Ghana vow to keep improving: Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah was happy with his side after their 1-0 win over Mal...
Head coach of Ghana Black Stars, James Kwesi Appiah, is looking to give Mali a run for their money when the two clash in the second round of matches in Group B on Thursday.
"And elsewhere in France the Ayew brothers both scored" James Kwesi Appiah wherein lies your claim that Dede was not fit when he played and scored on the same day the black stars played their first match?
Black Stars coach James Kwesi Appiah says he is impressed with his team’s performance so far after overseeing two friendly victories in their warm-up to the AFCON competition.
Appiah ready for AFCON challenge: Ghana head coach James Kwesi Appiah has claimed no team can be ignored at the ...
COACH James Kwesi Appiah who took over last year will lead the Ghanaians to the soccer festival with a single mandate – win the trophy
thank you we ready in for Ghana James Kwesi Appiah. a former Black Stars player"
Ghana manager James Kwesi Appiah has included ten African Cup of Nations debutants in his squad for the upcoming tournament
When is the Ghana squad for be out? Also heard Remy Morgan is already out. Hmmm James kwesi appiah
GHANA's AFCON HISTORY Best Performance Winners - 1963, 1965, 1978 & 1982 Champions 1963, 1965, 1978 & 1982 Runners-Up 2010 Third Place 2008 Fourth Place 2012 HOW THEY QUALIFIED The Black Stars of Ghana will be seeking to annex the trophy for the fifth time, as it has eluded them since Libya 1982 and they showed that they really mean business by dispatching Malawi by beating them 2-0 in Accra and 1-0 in Lilongwe to book a place in the 2013 Afcon.THE COACH | KWESI APPIAH After having three Serbians as coaches of the Black Stars in series, the west African country settled on their own man James Kwesi Appiah, who served as the assistant coach of the team since 2008 and gained a great deal of experience to propel the team forward. The former Ghana captain was part of the team when the nation lifted its fourth Afcon trophy 30 years ago, and he is hoping to win the competition now that he finds himself on the touchline. THE CAPTAIN | Asamoah Gyan Al Ain striker Asamoah Gyan was a couple of weeks ago appointed as ...
Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah dropped Andre Ayew from the squad that is heading to AFCON CUP- South Africa
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Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah has told Andre Ayew he will not be part of the Black Stars squad for the upcoming African Nations Cup. -FNA
Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah will meet Bayer Leverkusen forward Karim Bellarabi in Germany to hold talks with the player for a possible nationality switch.The coach, according to Goal.com Ghana sources, is bent on convincing the player to join the Black Stars in next years African Cup of Nati
Essien tipped to bounce back National boss says he will show his best Michael Essien will return to his best form this season, according to Ghana's national team boss James Kwesi Appiah.
Head coach of the senior national team,James Kwesi Appiah trains with the full compliment of the Black Stars this morning at the Accra Sports Stadium following the arrival of first choice goalkeeper,Adambathia Larson Kwarasay and the Ayew brothers,Jordan ans Andre.Coincidentally Ghana has also moved a step up in the latest COCO-COLA FIFA ranking released today.from 32nd-31st.Any significance?
Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah has named his starting line-up to face Lesotho in Friday's 2014 World Cup qualifier in Kumasi. The Black Stars will start the game with players who are experienced and have played in the side for a while. Goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey will be in the post while Samuel Inko...
James Kwesi Appiah becomes the new head coach of Ghana.
Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah has arrived in the United Arab Emirates to hold talks with striker Asamoah Gyan.
Kumasi Asante Kotoko SC head coach, Maxwell Konadu has been appointed the assistant coach to James Kwesi Appiah at the Senior National team, the Black Stars. Maxwell will work on part-time with the Black Stars whiles keeping his job at Kotoko. The Executive Chairman, Dr. Sarpong has asked for the strengthening of the Kotoko technical team as soon possible to make up for when Maxwell is on national duty. Source: Listowel Yesu Bukarson
black stars coach James Kwesi Appiah says as the head of the national team says he will do his possible best to talk to the three players that have decided to quit the national in the likes of Michael Essien, Asamoah Gyan and Kelvin Prince Boateng to bring them back to the team. ROK SPORT would like to know if it is the best thing to do. Do we need this players in our 2013 and 2014 African cup and World Cup qualifiers?
Coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko Maxwell Konadu has confirmed exclusively to Asempa Sports that the Ghana Football Association has not officially contacted him to deputize for newly appointed Black stars coach James Kwesi Appiah. The former captain of the Black stars was appointed as a substantiv
The Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG), has congratulated James Kwesi Appiah, on his appointment as the head coach of the senior national team, the Black Stars. A statement signed by Anthony Baffoe, General Secretary of the players’ welfare body, copied to GNA Sports expressed con...
Ghana FA appoint James Kwesi Appiah as head coach of the Black Stars
Ghana appoint James Kwesi Appiah as new head coach - BBC News: BBC NewsGhana appoint James Kwesi Appiah as new h...
Fifa World Cup: Ghana name new boss: James Kwesi Appiah has been appointed head coach of the Ghana national team...
Ghana F.A to appoint James Kwesi Appiah as a new coach. Who's this dude???
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