The appointment of Kwesi Appiah as the new coach of the Black Stars, aside his qualification forms part of efforts to save some cost, Vice President of the Ghana Football Association(GFA), George Afriyie has indicated.
According to Mr. Afriyie, the country is not in the position to hire a foreign coach and meet all the financial demands that comes along with such appointments, hence settling on Kwesi Appiah as a means to cut cost.
"Aside qualification,we must ask ourselves if the country is in the position to hire a foreign coach or rather settle for a local coach and provide him with the necessary support to excel,"he said on Accra-based Citi fm.
Appiah according to reports,would be walking away with GHC25,000 as monthly salary which is far lower than what his predecessor, Avram Grant received.
Grant was paid a staggering $50,000 as monthly salary aside other financial obligations that the GFA settled with regards to accommodation and constant travels.
Appiah and two others, Hugo Broos and Willy Sagnol were interviewed by the GFA for the job of the head coach of the Black Stars with the outfit making a U-turn by settling on Appiah.
He makes a return to the team after he was sacked for poor performance at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil where Ghana could not make it pass the group stages.
Fate smiled on his once again and the GFA has reposed confidence in him as the man to ensure that Ghana wins the long-awaited trophy;a task Avram Grant could not perform despite his fat salary.