by Nana Kwame Asaante

June 15, 2017

Kwesi Appiah’s demeanour good for football – Nii Lantey Vanderpuye

Former Sports Minister Nii Lantey Vanderpuye believes Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah’s demeanour is good for football.

Kwesi Appiah has been criticised for his posture on the bench during games, with some tagging him as a weak coach who is not able to stamp his authority on players.

Kwesi Appiah was also heavily criticised for failing to instill discipline in his first stint which resulted in Sulley Muntari and Kevin Prince Boateng being suspended from the national team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Speaking on Onua 95.1FM, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye praised Kwesi Appiah’s demeanour saying it’s good for the game.

“You don’t need to see him shouting because he’s not animated like Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourihno, Conte and the rest.”

He further compared him to the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Roy Hodgson, Ronald Koeman and Arsene Wenger, saying they are very calm just like Kwesi Appiah  .

“Sometimes people mistake those things to be weaknesses but you don’t need to shout for people to know what you mean because that way it gives the player some calm atmosphere.

“Sometimes when you shout at players especially in a match when you have four debutants, it will affect the players.”

Kwesi Appiah led the Black Stars to a resounding 5-0 victory against Ethiopia on Sunday in an African cup qualifier.

By Nana Afrane Asante|3news.com|Ghana

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