Palmer reveals why Kwesi Appiah lost Black Stars job under Kurt Okraku’s administration

Kwesi Appiah

The football administrator believes that Kwasi Appiah lost his Black Stars coaching role due to a revenge some people currently in power wanted to have on him

Former Black Stars Management Committee chairman Wilfred Kwaku Osei ‘Palmer’ has hinted that Kwasi Appiah was relieved from office after stepping on too many toes during player selections ahead of tournaments in the past.

The 60-year-old saw his second coming as Ghana coach coming to an end in November last year after new GFA president Kurt Okraku and the Executive Council opted not to extend his mandate.  In effect, Appiah’s assistant coach C.K Akonnor was handed the vacant position and he recently signed a two-year deal.

However, Palmer suggests that although Appiah couldn’t win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations staged in Egypt, the decision to drop some players especially John Antwi, who was then backed by people currently in power, was one of the major reasons he was shown the exit door.

“Is it not an open secret that because Kwesi Appiah did not call certain kind of players [when he was in charge of Ghana], somebody got agitated and at the end of it all we know the outcome of that decision today,” Palmer told FOX FM.

Appiah is currently rumoured to be in talks with Sudan and Libya to become their new coach when the Coronavirus disease is over.


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