Former Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah named new Black Stars coach

Ghana have turned to a familiar face to take charge of the Black Stars after re-appointing Kwesi Appiah as coach on a two-year contract, the Ghana Football Association announced Tuesday.

He is expected to rejuvenate the Black Stars and lead the team's revival in the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers as well as lead Ghana to a much elusive fifth Africa Cup of Nations title at the Cameroon edition in 2019.

The search for a new coach began late February after former Chelsea coach Avram Grant indicated his decision not to extend his expiring contract.

Kwesi Appiah is back as the Ghana coach, two years after he was sacked from the same job.

The body will meet on Tuesday morning to consider the report of the six-man committee tasked with selecting the coach for the senior national team.

Appiah will be leaving his post as coach of Sudanese side Khartoum after two and a half seasons in charge.

According to grape vine reports Appiah has secured a return to the Black Stars and will be flanged by the experience of Ibrahim Tango and the tenacity of Maxwell Konadu as the Black Stars head towards redemption.

Former Black Stars captain, Stephen Appiah, who led the Stars to their first World Cup in Germany in 2006 and also to South Africa 2010, looks set to be named the Team Manager of the team he once captained.

  • Julie Sanders