Mahama asked Nyantakyi to fire me in 2014 – Kwesi Appiah

Kwesi Appiah with the then President John Mahama

Ex-coach of the Blackstars, Kwesi Appiah says his dismissal in 2014 was orchestrated by ex-president John Mahama.

“Kwesi Nyantakyi called me to his office that day and informed me that he had been asked by the President of the nation to relieve me of my duties,” the coach revealed in his book ‘Leaders Don’t Have To Yell.’

Mr Appiah was dismissed in 2014 following Ghana’s disappointing appearance at the World Cup.

The senior national team managed to pick only a point from the three games it played.

The country was also subjected to global disgrace after the government airlifted money to pay the bonuses of the players. 

Mr Appiah lost his job after that.

But it was the then president MR Mahama who prevailed upon the President of Ghana Football Association then, Kwesi Nyantakyi, to fire him.

“To anyone who was objectively looking at the facts of the circumstances surrounding Brazil 2014, it was obvious that my termination was an attempt by the powers-that-be to shift blame away from themselves,” he said.

Mr Appiah was later reappointed until he was relieved of his position by the current GFA administration in December 2019 after his contract expired in that month.

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