Kwesi Appiah to be unveiled April 26

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Newly appointed Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah arrived at the Kotoka International Airport on Friday to a rousing welcome ahead of his unveiling on April 26 at the Alisa Hotel.

The former national defender was met on arrival by officials of the Ghana Football Association, lots of journalists and supporter groups amidst of dancing and drumming

The Kotoko legend has agreed a two-year deal to replace Avram Grant as new boss in principle and he is in Ghana to finalize the contractual agreement.

It is a second stint in charge for Appiah, who led the Black Stars from 2012 until 2014.

Since leaving the Black Stars following a poor World Cup campaign, he has been coaching Sudanese side Al Khartoum.

The Black Stars failed to get out of the group at the World Cup in Brazil and were also beset by off-field problems with players being expelled from the team and a row over pay.

Ghana’s first qualifier for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations is in June when they host Ethiopia, the other teams in Group F are Sierra Leone and Kenya with only the pool winners guaranteed a place in Cameroon.

Appiah will also be trying to reach his second consecutive World Cup finals in Russia in 2018.

Ghana currently have just a single point from their two games so far in World Cup qualifiers leaving them five points behind Group E leaders Egypt.

Uganda and Congo-Brazzaville are the other two teams in the group.

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