Kwesi Appiah Officially Joins Sudan National Team As Head Coach

Kwesi Appiah officially joins Sudan as head coach, granted permission by Otumfuo

The former manager of Black Stars, James Akwasi Appiah has officially joined the Sudan National Team as head coach. Otumfuo Osei Tutu II granted him the permission to take such role, leaving his former coaching club, Asante Kotoko.

James Akwasi Appiah, who is 63 years will lead the Sudan National Team for the next three years.

Akwasi Appiah served as the assistant Asante Kotoko Coach 1992 to 1995. He was then promoted to serve as the head coach of the club from 1995 to 1996 He served as a coach as part of the technical team of Fred Osam-Duodu when he served as Head coach of the Ghana national team from 2000 to 2001.

James Kwesi Appiah was also Black Stars’ assistant coach between 2007 and 2012. He was also the coach of Ghana U23 and helped the to win the 2011 All-Africa Games..

He was appointed as the Head coach of the Ghana national team in April 2012, describing himself as “the underdog” in the process. His Ghana team qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, making him the first black African coach to take the country to the World Cup. He was given a new two-year contract in May 2014. After the country exited the World Cup in the group stages, Appiah defended his team. He left his position as Ghana manager by mutual consent in September 2014.

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In April 2017 he was re-appointed as the coach of the Ghana national team, replacing former Chelsea manager Avram Grant. He was sacked in January 2020.

In July 2021, he was appointed as the head coach of Kenpong Football Academy.

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He is the current coach of the Sudan National Team. He has been a manager of the Sudanese club Al Khartoum in December 2014. It could be recalled that during his first season, he led the team to a fourth place finish and qualification to the Confederation Cup. The following season, he led the club in attaining the highest points tally per season in the club’s history, 65 points, however they did not qualify for the CAF Confederation Cup.

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