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OFFICIAL: Kwesi Appiah re-appointed as Ghana coach

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James Kwesi Appiah has been re-appointed as the new Black Stars coach and will also take charge of Ghana’s locals national team. 

Appiah will be leaving his post as coach of Sudanese side Khartoum after two and a half seasons in charge. He was offered a two-year contract with the Black Stars and will start his duties on May 1.

“The decision was taken by the Executive Committee of the GFA on Tuesday after approving the report of the six-man coaching search committee,” a statement issued by Ghana’s Football Federation read.

He replaces Avram Grant who quit as Ghana manager after his side was eliminated from the semi-final of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

The former international defender had previously served as the assistant coach of the Black Stars between 2008 and 2012 before becoming the head coach from 2012 until 2014.

Appiah led the Black Stars to the 2014 World Cup after beating Egypt 7-3 on aggregate in the final round of the qualifiers, but he stepped down after his side finished bottom of their group in Brazil.

Ghana are currently third in Group E of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers with a single point, having drawn their first game with Uganda and lost their second to group leaders Egypt.

The 56-year-old coach will also be leading the team in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, in which they were drawn in Group F alongside Ethiopia, Kenya, and Sierra Leone.

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