Ghana and midfielder Afriyie Acquah has rejected claims that Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah could face troubles following his re-appointment as Black Stars coach.
Acquah says he disagrees with people who have the notion that a majority of the team’s foreign-based players do no respect local coaches.
The former Ghana captain was handed a two-year contract and was unveiled to the media on Tuesday.
Afriyie Acquah who was a member of Kwesi Appiah’s team that performed awfully in the 2014 world Cup in Brazil insists the players regard the former Al Khartoum coach as a father and can’t do anything to hurt his job.
“It’s absolute false since there is no truth in claims that Black Stars players don’t respect local or Black coaches. Apart from Kwesi Appiah being the new coach, he is like a father to us,” Acquah told Tarkwa based Medeama FM.
“It is possible that he can even give birth to us since some of his children are of the same age like us. I don’t know why some people hold that assertion because each player respects his coach’s decision during games since they decide which player to select at a particular time to achieve a particular purpose.
“We follow instruction to the hilt when we’re preparing for international duties and so it’s sometimes amazing when we hear such stories. They are just figment of the imagination of some people,” he said.
He added: “When coach Kwesi Appiah was in charge during his first era, we gave him all the respect and the support. Some people just make these claims. Those who are closer to the team are aware that these stories are cooked up.”