Former Ghanaian defender, John Paintsil has urged the Ghana Football Association to appoint Coach Kwasi Appiah as the assistant coach of the Black Stars following the appointment of Chris Hughton.
The former Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United boss was named as the head coach of the Black Stars on Sunday, replacing Otto Addo, who resigned after Ghana’s exit from the World Cup.
“I don’t deem this as a new appointment because he was part of the team that went to Qatar and I think he was vital in decision making so I don’t see this as a new appointment,” Paintsil told Mining City Radio.
“So if he’s appointed, the only thing they have to add up is to appoint Coach Kwesi Appiah in the technical team ton assist him.
“Why I’m saying this is that, Chris Hughton doesn’t know the culture of Ghana football though he’s very good in Europe and English football.
“Ghana has a football culture and Kwesi Appiah has been there for over 10 years, so he knows the “in and outs”, and I think he brought most of the young players. So going forward, if we wish for the best, he should be appointed to help Chris Hughton.”
Coach Kwasi Appiah was looking forward to a third stint with the Ghana national team after applying for the job.
The former Asante Kotoko captain has been in charge of the four time African champions on two occasions and was recently relieved off his duties in December 2019 after his contract expiration by the Ghana FA.
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