Black Stars head coach, James Kwesi Appiah has said that, though he physically manages the Black Stars, he does not see himself as the coach of the team.
This might sound spiritual but Kwesi Appiah meant his words when he told a crowd of Christian worshipers at the just ended concert, dubbed “Africa Worship with Sonnie Badu” at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Kwesi Appiah was called on stage by the host of the concert, Sonnie Badu to be honoured for his exceptional performance to have been the first “local coach” to have qualified Ghana to the world stage of football, at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Sonnie Badu presented a man-sized frame of the outfit he (Sonnie) used on the flyers for the program.
Some known religious leaders including the Founder and President of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach, Dr. Lawrence Tetteh who graced the event gathered around the hero (Kwesi Appiah) and prayed for him for success in Brazil 2014.
To show appreciation for the honour bestowed on him, soft spoken Kwesi Appiah said in a measured and shy tone that “I always say I don't see myself as the coach. It is God”.
Kwesi Appiah became the first indigenous Ghanaian coach to qualify the Black Stars to the FIFA World Cup finals.
The ex-Ghana captain supervised the most difficult campaign in the history of the World Cup qualifiers by seeing off Egypt 7-3 on aggregate in the playoff match.
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