Kwesi Appiah has been appointed as
Ghana head coach for a second time.
A statement obtained from the website of
the country’s FA reads: “The Ghana
Football Association (GFA) has named
James Kwesi Appiah as the new coach of
Senior National Team, the Black Stars.
“The decision was taken by the Executive
Committee of the GFA on Tuesday after
approving the report of the six-man
coaching search committee.
“Appiah will be handed a two-year contract
and will start his duties on 1st May, 2017.
“He will also take full charge of the Local
Appiah first took charge of the Black Stars
between April 2012 and September 2014,
finishing fourth at the 2013 Africa Cup of
Nations and qualifying for the 2014 World
Cup in Brazil before crashing out in the
The Black Stars had been without a
permanent coach following Avram Grant’s
departure in the aftermath of another
fourth-placed finish at AFCON, with
Maxwell Konadu stepping in as caretaker.
Ghana are currently five points off the pace
in Group E of the CAF section of qualifying
for the 2018 World Cup.
As part of his role, Appiah will also take
charge of the Ghanaian national team for
locally-based players called Local Black