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Official: Kwesi Appiah returns as Ghana 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.
The Black Stars have been without a coach since former Chelsea coach Grant ended his stay after the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
A fourth place finish at the tournament in Gabon and an unimpressive start in the World Cup qualifiers looks to have sealed the fate of Grant.
Appiah, who led Ghana to the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil was sacked few months after the Black Stars failed to qualify from the group stage of that tournament amid controversy over bonuses that rocked the team’s campaign in South America.

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Date of Birth: 30/06/ 1960

Local clubs played: Mine Stars and Kotoko (1983 and 1993)
Black Stars: 1987 and 1992.
Coaching Experience:
In 2007, he was named assistant coach to Claude Le Roy shortly before Milovan Rajevac was also appointed as his next boss.
He also served under another Serbian coach Goran Stevanovic.
Appiah was coach of Ghana U23 and led them to win a historic 2011 All Africa Games gold medal.
The following year, he was appointed substantive coach of the Black Stars and led Ghana to the semi-finals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
Appiah made history by becoming the first Black African coach to qualify Ghana to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals, he received technical training from English clubs Manchester City, and Liverpool.
He was given a new two-year contract in May 2014 but left his position as by mutual consent in September 2014.
He was later appointed head coach of Sudanese club Al Khartoum in December 2014.
Source:
Ghana/Starrfmonline.com/103.5FM

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