Monday Apr 03, 2017. 16:00
Kwesi Appiah is more than capable of managing the Black Stars again, according to a spokesperson for the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
Ghana are currently searching for a permanent replacement for Avram Grant, who left his post at the helm of the Black Stars following a disappointing 2017 Africa Cup of Nations campaign.
One of the shortlisted candidates is local coach Kwesi Appiah, who was in charge of Ghana during their disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign in Brazil.
Appiah has been criticised by various pundits in the West African country, who have argued that he lacks the leadership and credentials to handle the Black Stars.
However, GFA spokesperson Ibrahim Sannie Daara argues that Appiah would not have made the shortlist if he wasn’t competent.
"After juxtaposing Appiah's CV and achievements with that of those who applied for the post, the search committee thinks he is among the best," Sannie Daara told Joy FM, as quoted by GHANASoccernet.
"What is most important is Appiah must be given the chance to prove to those interviewing him that he is capable of handling the post. We must be fair to him.
"People can have their personal opinions and that's absolutely fine, but they must not seek to torpedo the work of the committee.
"Kwesi Appiah has handled the national team before, since then he has made important strides by making Al Khartoum one of the respected sides in the CECAFA region.
"We must be patient by allowing the committee to do its job. If he is not competent the committee wouldn't have selected him."