Former head coach o the Black Stars, James Kwesi Appiah has revealed that his job was on the line when he invited young footballer Mohammed Kudus to play for Black Stars.
According to Akwasi Appiah, he received threats from some officials of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) after he selected Kudus to play for the national team.
Kudus joined the national team during the African Cup of Nations Qualifier against South Africa in November 2019. Revealing what he went through, Kwesi Appiah disclosed he could have lost his job then when he introduced Kudus to the team.
“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,” he said in an interview with Dan Kweku Yeboah TV.
“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.”