29.9 C
Accra
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
No menu items!

Former Black Stars Coach, James Kwasi Appiah, launches book

Must Read

Take advantage of Planting for Export and Rural Development

By Razak BABA. Farmers in the Adansi North District of Ashanti have been advised to take advantage of the Ghana...

Aung San Suu Kyi’s jail term, now two years

Source: Bloomberg. Myanmar’s military regime on Monday reduced Aung San Suu Kyi’s jail term to two years after a special...

Food Safety & Street Food Vending

Story by: Rebekah Awuah rebekahawuah@gmail.com Street food is everywhere and in any country of the world. It is any food ready...

Former black Stars Head Coach, James Kwasi Appiah has launched Bono and Ahafo version of his maiden book titled “Leaders Don’t have to Yell” in Sunyani. The 400 pages book tells his life story and the journey to football and his coaching career. The book has also been categorised as a memoir of leadership and it’s subtitled “National Team Coach on Leading High-Performing Teams”.

Having been on the Ghana football scene since the early 1980s, it is appropriate to describe James Kwasi Appiah as an experienced and well-mannered Sports Man. James Kwasi Appiah who is an indigene of Bono Ahafo has to his credit rich credentials like captaining both Kumasi Asante Kotoko and the Black Stars during his playing career. Also up on his track record was his enviable position as the coach of the Senior National Team, the Black Stars, a position he held until last year. His book launch in Sunyani was to make it easy for his alma mater to have access to his rich experience in the sporting field documented.

The event was attended by the clergy, religious leaders, government officials and key personalities from far and near.

In his remarks on the book, the Executive Publisher, Mr Baffour Awuah Manu described James Kwasi Appiah as a personality that has contributed greatly to Ghana Football. He was happy to be part of the success story of ‘Mayele’ as he is affectionately called in the football circles.

Touching on the compilation of the piece “Leaders don’t have to yell”, the Executive Publisher, Mr. Baffour Manu encouraged Ghanaians to learn to put into writing their experiences in life so others can tap into it.

Coach James Kwasi Appiah shares what motivated him to write the book. “Very few people have had the opportunity to walk the path that my life has taken. As a result, I have seen things that only a few people have seen; I have had experiences that only a few people have had, and I have perspectives that only a few people have. Until now, the stories about the things I have seen, the experiences I have had and my perspectives on issues have been shared with only a relatively small group of people. So, as I thought about what purpose a book from me will serve, I became convinced that the time to commit my experiences and ideas into writing is now.”

Appiah continues with what he hopes readers will get from reading the book:

“While my stories and perspectives are mainly from the world of football, I hope that the lessons and the inspiration they provide will be useful to footballers, coaches, and administrators, as well as to the fans and those who have little or no interest in football.”

The Bono regional Minister, Evelyn Ama Kumi Richardson added her voice to calls for Ghanaians to support the good course of personalities like Coach James Kwasi Appiah. The first copy of the book went for ¢10,000.00. Prior to the Sunyani edition, the book was launched in Kumasi where people from all walks of life were present to have a feel of the book and also to render their support to the ace sportsman.

Story filed by Daniel Donkor.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Take advantage of Planting for Export and Rural Development

By Razak BABA. Farmers in the Adansi North District of Ashanti have been advised to take advantage of the Ghana...

Aung San Suu Kyi’s jail term, now two years

Source: Bloomberg. Myanmar’s military regime on Monday reduced Aung San Suu Kyi’s jail term to two years after a special court found her guilty in...

Food Safety & Street Food Vending

Story by: Rebekah Awuah rebekahawuah@gmail.com Street food is everywhere and in any country of the world. It is any food ready to eat food or beverage...

Private sector central to Ghana-Guyana partnership success – VP Bawumia

By Mercy Darko The success of the growing strategic partnership between the governments and people of Ghana and Guyana would hinge to a very large...

Rural Women in Upper West benefit from Unilever PLC’s “Songtaa” Project for better livelihoods

By Emmanuel Mensah-Abludo A Women empowerment project of Unilever Ghana PLC known as "Songtaa" has been launched in Wa. The first round of the initiative was...

More Articles Like This