Don’t allow anyone to control you – Kwesi Appiah tells Chris Hughton

Ghanaian legend, James Kwasi Appiah has advised Black Stars coach Chris Hughton to be firm and not allow anyone to remotely control him in his current position.

The interference in the jobs of national team coaches has always been a public perception, but people attached seriousness to it when former Black Stars coach Charles Akonnor confirmed that the rumours were true.

Akwasi Appiah, who has had two different spells with the Black Stars, advised Chris Hughton to be firm because the bus stops with him.

“If you are a coach and you allow yourself to be dictated to, then I will have a problem,” Appiah, who was named as the new Sudan head coach, said on Accra-based Asempa FM.

“It is not appropriate for anybody to do that, but if it happens and you, the coach, bow to that, from that time on, I will not respect you again, and I will conclude that you don’t know your job because once you accept the influence, the player call-ups will be determined by them.

“As a national team coach, the coach must stand by his decision. We see that on the club side because that is a developing area, but not on the national team,” the Asante Kotoko technical director added.

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