Two Time Ghana Coach Kwesi Appiah Applies for Black Stars Job

Two Time Ghana Coach Kwesi Appiah Applies for Black Stars Job

  • Former Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has applied for the Black Stars job.
  • The Ghana Football Association are in a hunt for a new coach.
  • Otto Addo stepped down as Ghana coach following the team's early World Cup exit.

Kwesi Appiah has confirmed applying for the vacant senior national team job of Ghana.

The former Ghana player will be making a third attempt for the Black Stars job, having coached the team twice in the past.

He joins over sixty coaches to have applied for the role as the Ghana Football Association continue their hunt for a new manager.

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Former Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah applies for Ghana job. Credit: @ghanafaofficial
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"It is true, I have applied for the job," he told Sompa Sports as quoted by GHANASoccernet.

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"When I heard the FA saying no Ghanaian has applied, I felt that being a Ghanaian, I had to apply to show we can prove ourselves, so I added mine to the foreign list."

Having worked as assistant from 2007 to 2012, he was handed the job as head coach from 2012 to 2014. Appiah was then sacked after a disappointing World Cup in Brazil in 2014.

He returned for a second stint from 2017 to 2020.

Appiah previously coached Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Al Khartoum in Sudan. He also played for the Ghana national team from 1982 to 1992.

No Ghanaian applicant for Ghana job

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that The Ghana Football Association has revealed that no Ghanaian coach has applied for the vacant Black Stars role.

The FA is on a hunt for a new coach ahead of March's Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

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Otto Addo stepped down as coach of the team following Ghana's early World Cup elimination.

Chris Hughton applies for Ghana job

Former manager of Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United, Chris Hughton has reportedly applied for the vacant Black Stars job.

The Irishman, who was part of Ghana's technical team at the World Cup in Qatar, has showed interest in the national side head position.

According to reports in Ghana, the experienced manager dropped his application this week as the country's FA works on appointing a new gaffer this month. The Black Stars have been without a coach since Otto Addo stepped down after Ghana's early 2022 World Cup exit.

Source: Sports Brief News