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OFFICIAL : KWASI APPIAH APPOINTED AS BLACK STARS COACH

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 Black Stars.

Coaching career

He has received technical training from English clubs Manchester City and Liverpool

James Kwesi Appiah was Ghana’s assistant coach between 2007 and 2012,.

Appiah was coach of Ghana U23 as they won the 2011 All African Games

He was appointed as the Head coach of the Ghanaian National Team in April 2012, describing himself as “the underdog” in the process. His Ghana team qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, making him the first black African coach to take the country to the World Cup. He was given a new two-year contract in May 2014. After the country exited the World Cup in the group stages, Appiah defended his team.

He left his position as Ghana manager by mutual consent in September 2014.

He became manager of Sudanese club Al Khartoum in December 2014.

On April 4, 2017 he was re-appointed as the coach of the Black Stars, replacing former Chelsea manager Avram Grant

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