Tag Archives: Kwesi Appiah

Kwesi Appiah makes five changes for Congo clash


Kwesi Appiah has made five changes to the team that drew 1-1 with Congo on Friday for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier in Brazzaville. With captain Asamoah Gyan and Andre Ayew ruled out of the game with injury and Jordan Ayew suffering a stomach ache, Appiah has handed starts to Thomas Agyepong, Afriyie Acquah and Richmond Boakye Yiadom. Joseph Attamah Larweh who endured ...

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Ghana squad named for World Cup double-header against Congo

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Black Stars Head coach Kwesi Appiah has named a 24-man squad for Ghana’s upcoming World Cup double legged qualifying games against Congo. The senior national team will host the Red Devils at the Baba Yara Stadium on September 1 before travelling to Brazzaville for the return encounter on September 5. Coach Appiah’s 24-man list includes debutants  Edwin Gyasi of Norwegian side ...

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Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah hails summer AFCON


Head coach of the Black Stars Kwesi Appiah has lauded the decision by the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) to move the Africa Cup of Nations from January to June. The change was made last week at a CAF symposium in Morocco and will take effect from June 2019 as Cameroon host the tournament. “It is a good decision because ...

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Support Gyan, he’s changed his mind on penalties – Kwesi Appiah


Black Stars head coach, Kwesi Appiah, wants football fans to back the team’s captain, Asamoah Gyan, after missing a penalty against the United States in the 2-1 loss in Saturday’s friendly played in Connecticut. Gyan missed a spot kick in the 45th minute after Frank Acheampong was fouled in the penalty area. Speaking after the match, Appiah said that the ...

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Kwesi Appiah to make changes for Mexico friendly


Black Stars Head Coach Kwesi Appiah is expected to ring in the changes in Wednesday’s friendly game against Mexico in Houston Texas. The game will be the first of two friendlies the Black Stars will play with the second being against USA on Saturday. Kwesi Appiah will be without key players for both games including the Ayew brothers and Daniel ...

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Appiah defends Gyan’s customized armband shenanigans


Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah was compelled to clarify the rationale behind a customized captain’s armband used by Asamoah Gyan which he failed to surrender when he was substituted in Ghana’s win over Ethiopia. Gyan opened the scoring for Ghana after heading in at the near post from a cross delivered by debutant Thomas Agyapong, making history and scoring ...

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5 things we learnt from Kwesi Appiah’s first game


Kwesi Appiah took charge of his first competitive game since his reappointment as Black Stars coach on Sunday, overseeing the 5-0 defeat of Ethiopia in Kumasi. Playing some delightful football particularly in the first half, Kwesi Appiah’s side brushed aside their opponents emphatically, kicking off qualifying for the AFCON tournament in 2019 in style. The first game of Appiah’s second stint ...

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Gyan, Andre Ayew start for Black Stars against Ethiopia


Captain Asamoah Gyan will be searching for his 50th goal for the senior national team on Sunday after he was named in the Black Stars starting line-up for the Afcon 2019 qualifier against Ethiopia in Kumasi. Coach Kwesi Appiah, taking charge of his first competitive game since being reappointed also hands debuts to Lumor Agbenyenu, Thomas Agyepong and highly-rated striker Raphael Dwamena. Andre ...

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‘I never blasted Kwesi Appiah’ – Wakaso

Mubarak Wakaso

Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso has vehemently refuted growing reports that he spewed word on Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah for snubbing him in his call up. The 26-year-old has come under line of fire after reports claimed he has taken a stinging pot-shot over his surprised national team snub. Wakaso’s exclusion has split heads in the West African country largely due ...

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Appiah keen on pruning ‘unwanted’ Black Stars entourage


Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah has indicated that he will call a meeting with his employers at the Ghana Football Association to clarify the situation involving redundant personnel that persistently travel with and loiter around the team. Appiah made it clear when he appeared before the Dzamefe Commission of inquiry in 2014 that a lot of individuals who had ...

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