Former Black Stars Kwasi Appiah said his job was on the line after he decided to hand call-ups to Mohammed Kudus and some other youngsters to the national team.
Appiah spotted a young Kudus during his days with FC Nordsjaelland and handed him a chance to play for the Black Stars despite his young age.
However, he has revealed there were so many threats to his job from management committee members for his decision to bring in youngsters as Ghana faced South Africa in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
“Not only [Mohammed] Kudus but some other young players. There were people who felt the young players didn’t deserve the Black Stars call-up. But for me, I had watched them and I believed them. I always told my players don’t prove to me, prove to Ghanaians. If you do well that’s for your own good.
“My job was on the line because I was warned that if I lost the match I will be sacked. I didn’t mind because I knew I was doing what was good for the country,” Coach Kwesi Appiah shared in an interview with Dan Kwaku Yeboah TV.
Kudus went on to score on his debut as Ghana beat South Africa with a 2-0 score.