James Kwesi Appiah has been named by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) as the new coach of the Black Stars of Ghana.
His appointment was announced on Tuesday following an approval by the Executive Committee of the GFA after the six-man Coach Search Committee’s report.
Appiah, 56, has been handed a 2-year contract and his duties officially start on May 1, 2017. He will also be in charge of the local Black Stars team, the FA website has stated.
Between 2007 and 2012, he was assistant coach of the senior national team before he was appointed as the Head Coach in April 2012.
The team he coached qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil making him the first African to qualify Ghana to the world tourney.
He was given a new 2-year contract in May 2014 but after Ghana’s exit at the group stages he left by mutual consent in September 2014.
In December 2014, he joined Sudanese club Al Khartoum SC as the Manager.
His first assignment is on June 9, 2017 when Ghana plays host to Ethiopia in the 2019 AFCON Qualifier.