Former Ghana coach, Kwesi Appiah, along with his fellow countrymen, Ignatius Osei-Fosu and Fatau Dauda, have formally signed contracts to join the coaching staff of the Sudan national team.
This significant signing event took place in Saudi Arabia, where the Sudanese Football Association has temporarily relocated due to the ongoing political turmoil in Sudan.
Kwesi Appiah, a highly respected and seasoned coach, has been appointed as the head coach of the Sudan national team. This trio of coaches brings a wealth of international experience to bolster Sudan’s football scene.
Kwesi Appiah signed a three-year contract with the Sudanese Football Association, underlining their commitment to his leadership. This move follows a series of underwhelming results for Sudan, and the nation hopes that Appiah and his team can revitalize the team’s performance.
Ignatius Osei-Fosu, another Ghanaian football expert, will work as the assistant coach alongside Appiah. His knowledge and insights are expected to complement Appiah’s coaching style and contribute to the success of the Sudanese national team.
Fatau Dauda, a former Ghanaian goalkeeper who has transitioned into a coaching role, will take on the role of Sudan’s goalkeeper coach. His expertise will play a crucial role in nurturing and developing the goalkeeping talent within the team.
The coaching trio’s journey with Sudan’s national team started promisingly with a 1-1 draw against Tanzania and a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Chad, setting a positive tone for their tenure.
Looking ahead, Sudan is gearing up for crucial World Cup qualifiers in the coming month, where they will face formidable opponents such as Togo and DR Congo. The aim is to secure a spot in the fiercely competitive global tournament and raise Sudanese football to international prominence.
Sudan’s focus on the upcoming World Cup qualifiers is reinforced by their absence from the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, which is scheduled to begin in January 2024. This provides them with a valuable opportunity to channel all their efforts into the World Cup qualifying campaign.
In addition to their roles with the Sudanese national team, these three coaches have other commitments. Appiah is also an active Ghana Football Association Executive Council member and serves as the technical director for Asante Kotoko. This multifaceted involvement demonstrates their dedication to advancing football in the region.