The Ghana Football Association (GFA) said on Friday that Kwesi Appiah would continue as the coach of the senior national football team, the Black Stars, despite the poor performance of the team at the just-ended Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) competition in South Africa.
A statement here by the GFA said the decision was taken at its Executive Committee meeting after an appraisal of the Black Stars' performance at the tournament where Ghana came fourth behind bronze-medal winners Mali, runners up Burkina Faso and champions Nigeria.
'The Executive Committee considered all aspects of Ghana’s performance and operations at the Nations Cup in South Africa and it was agreed that Appiah is the best man to continue coaching the Black Stars,' the statement said.
It quoted the President of the GFA, Kwesi Nyantakyi, as saying: “We reviewed Ghana's participation at this competition and are very quick to admit that the performance fell below the expectation of everyone of us.
“We render an unqualified apology to all Ghanaians. Very useful lessons have been drawn.
“We also looked at the coaching department led by the head coach - Kwesi Appiah. He did very well. However, we think the team could have done better.'
The GFA said it was looking at strengthening the technical team to enable it to do better in future tournaments.