5, April 2017
James Kwesi Appiah has been nominated for the second time as Head Coach of the Black Stars of Ghana. The decision was made on Tuesday by the Ghana Football Federation (GFA). Kwesi Appiah will lead the Black Stars for a period of two years and will take up his duties as of May 1, 2017.
On the lot of the hundred coaches who submitted their applications for the succession of former coach Avram Grant and after studies and interviews of the last three candidates Willy Sagnol, Hugo Broos and Kwesi Appiah, the final choice was Appiah. The Ministry of Sports had earlier announced that due to certain economic difficulties and considerations, the position should be awarded to a local coach.
James Kwesi Appiah has already trained the Black Stars and history will remember that he was the first local coach to qualify the Black Stars for a World Cup final phase in 2014 in Brazil.
By Chi Prudence Asong