KWASI APPIAH ARRIVES FOR STARS JOB.
Incoming Black Stars coach, James Kwasi Appiah, is confident that his second stint at the helm of the senior national team will be a success if he is supported by all Ghanaians.
Appiah will officially take over the Stars job on May 1 after he puts pen to paper on a two-year contract with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) in the coming days after already agreeing to personal terms.
However, he insists that although he will give his best when he assumes duty, only the backing of every Ghanaian will aid him to make the Black Stars great again.
“I will do the best that I can but I can never do it without your help,” the soft-spoken former Al Khartoum coach stated yesterday after he was led out of the VIP area of the Kotoka International Airport shortly after his arrival from the United Kingdom (UK) at 11.30am.
“It is always great to be back home. This is my motherland and every Ghanaian would love to be at home and make sure he does what he can to help his nation”.
“I will need the support and prayers of every Ghanaian to make our Black Stars proud and big again,” said Appiah whose first stint as Black Stars coach was truncated after Ghana’s disastrous campaign at the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup.
About 100 people, comprising the media, GFA officials and members of the various national supporters groups, turned out to welcome Appiah back home. Appiah said he was overwhelmed by the size of the crowd and also expressed appreciation for the hearty welcome.
“I am actually overwhelmed. I never expected so many people to be here… I really, really appreciate everyone coming here. I mean you spent your time and money and everything to come and welcome me; I really appreciate that,” he noted.
“I always believe the voice of the people is the voice of God. I will take this opportunity to thank the President of the nation, Nana Akufo-Addo, the FA and every Ghanaian, up to the last baby born today, for giving me the second chance to coach the national team”.
He revealed that he was always confident of returning to the post and only waited for an opportunity to return.
“I always had this belief that you can never say never, especially when it comes to coaching; you always have to make your mind open and when the opportunity comes, you take it,”he stated.
BY: KWEKU ZUREK.