Ghana re-appoint Kwesi Appiah as coach

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By CELLESTINE OLILO
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Kwesi Appiah has been re-appointed head coach of the Ghana national football team.

Appiah, a former coach of Sudanese club Al Khartoum, signed a two-year contract with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) on Tuesday afternoon to replace Israeli Avram Grant who resigned after the Black Stars’ failed to win this year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

Appiah returns to the Black Stars fold for the first time since 2014 when he relinquished his position due to the Black Stars’ poor showing at the Fifa World Cup in Brazil.

“The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has re-appointed Kwesi Appiah as the coach of the Black Stars. Appiah, who will also take charge of the national team for locally-based players, has been offered a two-year contract to start work 1 May,” BBC News reported.

Appiah will begin work on Monday May 1, and will be tasked with guiding the Black Stars in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers which begin in June.

Ghana has been pooled with Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Kenya in Group F of the qualifiers of which only the pool winners and two best losers will proceed to the finals.

Appiah will also be responsible for helping Ghana qualify for a second consecutive World Cup edition when the qualifiers resume in August this year.

Ghana currently have just a single point from their two games so far in World Cup qualifiers leaving them five points behind Group E leaders Egypt.

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