James Kwasi Appiah is set to become the head coach of the Sudanese senior national team. The former Ghana coach is expected to sign a three-year deal and will be officially unveiled on October 8 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Due to the ongoing unrest in Sudan, the 63-year-old coach will be based in Saudi Arabia while overseeing the national team. However, the team will also hold training camps in Egypt and Morocco during international games.
Kwasi Appiah will have the opportunity to appoint his own backroom staff, with the expectation that they will be Ghanaians.
Appiah is not new to Sudanese football, having previously served as the head coach of Al Khartoum in December 2014. During his tenure, he guided the team to a fourth-place finish in the league and secured qualification for the CAF Confederation Cup.
In the following season, he led the club to its highest-ever points tally in a season, accumulating 65 points, although they did not qualify for the CAF Confederation Cup.
Appiah’s most recent significant coaching role was as the head coach of the Ghana national team, where he had a second stint from 2017 to 2020.