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Appiah given full backing

2 July 2014 19:50

Kwesi Appiah will continue as Ghana head coach after he received the full backing of their Football Association.

Appiah's future with the African nation was brought under question following their elimination from the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Ghana lost two of their three matches at the Brazil showpiece, drawing the other against Germany, as they were knocked out following the group stages.

The 54-year-old coach insisted he was keen to stay in the role he has occupied since 2012 and the Ghana Football Association have given him their vote of confidence despite the disappointment.

Earlier on Wednesday the Ghana FA officially apologised to their fans for the side's early exit and the organisation's chairman, Kwesi Nyantakyi, followed that up with news about Appiah's future.

"The executive committee has full confidence in Kwesi Appiah and in his ability to do the job," he told a news conference.

"They have instructed that the necessary action about his new contract should be completed.

"We also request the coach to review the current Black Stars and retain players only based on competence, commitment and discipline.

"The coach should be encouraged to add young additions to the team."

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