Former Ghana head coach James Kwasi Appiah says Dr Kofi Amoah, the chairperson of the Normalisation Committee back then, didn’t respect him as the Black Stars gaffer and threatened to sack him.
According to him, Dr Amoah allegedly tried to convince him to include Kevin Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari in his team for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
The two players were expelled from the Black Stars team in Brazil during the 2014 World Cup for what was deemed unsportsmanlike behaviour.
“He [Dr Kofi Amoah] suggested that [I bring back Sulley Muntari and Kevin Prince Boateng to the Black Stars],” he told Joy News.
“He thought Sulley [Muntari] and Kevin [Prince Boateng] should be part of the team, but you have to ask yourself whether these players you are talking about, are they playing actively, and if they are, are they in top form to compete at that level?
“I think they were very good players, especially Sulley, anytime he’s in the team, he gives out 100%, but you don’t tell me to go and bring them as if I don’t know what I am doing; if you are better than the coach, you should have been the coach and be coaching the team.”
Appiah believes the decision to ignore the suggestion led to Dr Amoah threatening to relieve him of his role.
“He threatened to sack me but I told him I am not afraid of being sacked. Those threats, I have heard them several times but I’m not the type that those threats get to me,” he stated.