Kwasi Appiah heading to Sudan

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Former Head coach of the senior national team Black Stars, Kwasi Appiah, could be heading to Sudan to handle their senior national team, few days after his contract with the Black Stars expired.

Information gathered by the GNA Sports indicates that Coach Appiah has opened talks with the Sudanese Football Association.

The Coach has confirmed talks with the Sudanese FA and was hoping to get the nod as their national coach.

Coach Appiah in a press statement on Sunday, January 5, expressed appreciation to the GFA for the opportunity to serve the nation and was grateful to all Ghanaians for their support during his tenure.

Appiah mandate as head coach of the team was not renewed after his contract expired last December with the Ghana Football Association dissolving the technical department of all national teams.

A statement signed by the former Captain of the Black Stars said: “It has been an absolute honour to have had the opportunity and privilege to coach the Black Stars of Ghana.

“I have always felt immense pride in my association with the senior national team, as a player and a coach and served diligently throughout my coaching contract which expired on Tuesday, December 31, 2019.

“Through the years I was in charge, I worked with my backroom staff to lay the strong foundation required for others to build on, towards a better future and success for the team.

“I thank President H. E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the opportunity to serve the nation. I also express my appreciation to the Ministry of Youth and Sports, as well as the Ghana Football Association for their support.”

Appiah in the statement also thank fans who stood behind him during difficult times and also appreciated the efforts of players who fought on the pitch to make Ghana proud as well as his backroom staff.

Appiah’s second coming as Black Stars coach was marred by an awful performance at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations where Ghana exited the competition in the Round of 16.

Mohammed Polo declares readiness for Black Stars job, draws five year plan for Qatar 2022

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Former Ghana international Mohammed Polo has revealed his readiness for the Black Stars job, insisting he will do whatever it takes to bring back the glory days.

The ex-Hearts of Oak schemer also adds he has started planing for Qatar 2022 and should he begin given the job, he will ensure the team qualifies for the World Cup.

“I’m ready for the job and I have few names that I will appoint as my assistant coach,” he said on Happy FM’s Wamputu Sports.

“Some of us worship football & are ready to do whatever it takes to bring victory to the nation unlike others who have been given houses and they can’t deliver,” he added.

The Black Stars missed out on the FIFA World Cup in 2018 after three straight appearances since 2006, and Polo believes he is the right man to return the country to the mundial.

“I’ve already started planning for Qatar 2022 even before been given the job as the head coach. I have penned down a five-year development plan for the Black Stars.

“The team will play beautiful football that will amaze Ghanaians. Free flowing football.”

The Ghana Football Association dissolved the entire technical team of the senior national team and are in a hunt for a new coach.

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com