Former Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah has explained why he applied for the vacant Black Stars managerial job.
The Ghana FA has been in search for a new coach for the senior national team since the departure of Otto Addo after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Earlier this month, the spokesperson of the FA, Henry Asante Twum revealed that over 60 coaches have applied for the role, with Kwesi Appiah becoming the latest to apply.
“It is true. After the FA came out no Ghanaian has applied for the vacant Black Stars job, I thought it wise to apply being a Ghanaian. I felt we need to prove that we can also do good things for the Black Stars to achieve greatness, hence my application” Kwesi Appiah explain to Sompa FM.
Kwesi Appiah is seeking to become Coach of the Black Stars for the third time. The former Ghana player managed the team from 2012 to 2014 and also from 2017–2020.
Appiah led the team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where Ghana exited in the Group stages. He also led the team at the 2019 AFCON, where Ghana exited in the Round of 16 after losing on penalties to Tunisia.
Meanwhile, the new Black Stars Coach is expected to be announced in the coming days, in-time to prepare for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Sudan in March.