The Ghana FA has unveiled James Kwesi Appiah as the coach of the Black Stars with iconic former captain Stephen Appiah as the coordinator between the technical team and the playing body.
Coach Appiah has been tasked to qualify the team to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
“Kwesi Appiah should qualify Ghana to Afcon 2019 and win it. That is the target given to him and we all hope he will be able to do that,” Ghana FA vice president George Afriyie said at his unveiling.
The 56-year old has five games coming up in three months.
His first assignment will be in June when he plays Ethiopia in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with two international friendlies against Mexico and USA on the 28 June and 01 July respectively.
Appiah will also assemble a home-based side to face Burkina Faso in a 2018 CHAN final round qualifier over two legs.
BLACK STARS TECH BENCH
Coach Kwesi Appiah
Asst1: Ibrahim Tanko
Asst2: Maxwell Konadu
Goalkeepers coach: Richard Kingston
Team Coordinator: Stephen Appiah
Equipment Officer: Ishmael Hamidu
Team Doctor: Chris Adomako
Video Analyst: Michael Okyere
New Physical Instructor
LOCAL BLACK STARS
Head coach: Kwesi Appiah
Asst 1: Maxwell Konadu
Assist2 Dauda Lutterodt
Team Doctor: Prince Pamboe
Equipment Officer: Najah Issah
Team Manager: Edmund Ackah