Kwesi Appiah and support staff

Ghana Football Association (GFA) has sacked the entire male and female national teams’ technical department.

The decision means that the Ghana Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah is among the ones affected.

Appiah and all other national team coaches have lost their jobs following the unexpected decision to relieve all the coaches of the Ghana national teams of their jobs.

Kwesi Appiah at Entebbe International Airport during a Ghana Black Stars visit to Uganda Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Appiah ended his contract as Black Stars head coach three days ago and there was no clear news about his future until this decision taken by the Ghana Football Association on Thursday night.

The ex-international signed a two-year contract in May 2017 for a second stint with the Ghana national team.

Despite the initial running out in May last year, he was told to stay on for the two 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe -which he won.

But the GFA looks not to have been satisfied with the performance of the coach which has resulted in the decision to remove him from the post with immediate effect.

the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has dissolved the technical teams of all national teams with immediate effect. The decision affects both male and female national teams. The GFA extends its appreciation to all coaches and members of the respective national teams for their contributions to our national teams and Ghana football.

Ghana Football Association Statement
Ghana technical team officials talk to the players before start of a training session at Namboole Stadium Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Ghana had a dismissal showing at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign last year in Egypt, as they were eliminated at the round of 16 stage.

Ghana’s next competitive match will be in March, 2020 when the second round qualifiers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup start.

Appiah qualified the Black Stars and coached them at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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