The Sudanese Football Association (Sudan FA) is currently engaged in advanced discussions with former Ghanaian coach James Kwasi Appiah to potentially appoint him as their new head coach, as confirmed by his personal aide, Frank Owusu Addo.
While earlier reports suggested that Kwasi Appiah had already signed a three-year contract with the Sudan FA, his personal aide, speaking in an interview with Ghanasportspage, clarified that discussions are ongoing between Appiah and the Sudanese FA. Kwesi Appiah currently serves as the Technical Director of Asante Kotoko.
“Kwesi Appiah has been in talks with the Sudanese FA for the job but I can tell you as a matter of fact that he has not signed any contract. They are talking but nothing is agreed as at now.” , Frank Owusu Addo said.
“He is currently serving as Kotoko IMC member and any decision he will take , he will have to get he blessing of the great Asantehene who brought him on board”
Kwasi Appiah has prior experience coaching in Sudan, having worked with Al Khartoum in 2014. He was recently named a member of Asante Kotoko’s Interim Management Committee.
The seasoned coach boasts extensive experience as a national team coach, serving as an assistant to foreign coaches Claude Le Roy and Milovan Rajevac from 2007 to 2012. In 2012, he took permanent charge of the Ghana national team and led them to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, becoming the first Black African coach to achieve this milestone.
During his tenure, Appiah also guided Ghana’s U-23 team to victory in the All Africa Games in 2011 in Maputo, Mozambique.
Appointed on a two-year contract extension in May 2014, Appiah defended his team after Ghana exited the World Cup in the group stages. However, he left his position as Ghana’s manager by mutual consent in September 2014.
In April 2017, he was re-appointed as the head coach of the Black Stars, replacing former Chelsea manager Avram Grant, but he was subsequently dismissed from the role in January 2020.