Mahama was behind my exit in 2014 – Appiah


Former Black Stars coach Kwasi Appiah has alleged that former President John Dramani Mahama was behind his exit from the national team in 2014 after Ghana’s poor showing at the World Cup.
“Kwesi Nyantakyi called me to his office and informed me that he had been asked by the president of the nation (John Mahama) to relieve me of my duties.
“When decisions about the national team staffing became heavily politicised, it was very clear to me that the political machine was flexing its muscles to make me a scapegoat,” Coach Appiah wrote in his book ‘Leaders don’t have to yell'”.
He added: ”The Minister for Youth and Sports, who should bear the ultimate responsibility for the money issue that was at the heart of the Brazil problem, was reassigned to another job in the President’s office but I was rather fired.”
Ghana was eliminated in the group stage of the world cup staged in Brazil.
Appiah left his position as Ghana manager by mutual consent in September 2014.
He became manager of Sudanese club Al Khartoum in December 2014.
In April 2017 he was re-appointed as the coach of the Black Stars, replacing former Chelsea manager Avram Grant.
In January 2020 his contract was not renewed as the GFA appointed former Blck Stars captain C.K Akunor as his successor. 

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