CONFIRMED: Coach Kwesi Appiah applies for Ghana coaching job

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Former Asante Kotoko SC and Khartoum trainer James Kwesi Appiah has forwarded his application to the Ghana Football Association over his intention to Coach Ghana team, Black Stars.

The Ghanaian experienced gaffer will be managing the West African Country for the third time, should he secure the vacant coaching job. Ghana after exiting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, are without a coach following Otto Addo’s departure.

The former Black Stars defender, in 2013 took over as Ghana coach and even qualified the side to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. He was fired afterwards but returned five years later where he lead Ghana to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

His place was taken in 2020 by Charles Kwabena Akonnor.

Speaking to Sompa FM in Kumasi, Kwesi Appiah confirmed that he has applied for the vacant coaching role and looks forward leading Ghana again.

“Yes, it’s true I have applied for Ghana coaching job after I heard it’s opened”

“I heard no Ghanaian have applied and I felt we can also do something, so I decided to also add my to the expatriate coaches”, he said.

The Ghana Football Association is expected to announce new Black Stars coach by end of this month.

Meanwhile, reports reveals that Steve McClaren of England, Chris Hughton of Tottenham Hotspur fame and former Valancia and Inter Milan gaffer Hectar Cupper have all applied and shortlisted for the position.

Story Kolog Bonaventure

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