Coach Kwesi Appiah gets two-year contract extension
Ghana’s national football coach Kwesi Appiah has received a two-year extension on his contract, which will take him to July 2016.
The Ghana Football Association agreed the contract extension with the 53-year-old coach, who will be the first Ghanaian coach to lead the national team at a World Cup.
GFA president Kwesi Nyantekyie said: “By agreeing the deal we are demonstrating our faith in Appiah beyond the World Cup. We are saying that we believe Appiah is the right man to take us forward.”
Appiah, a former Black Stars captain, was appointed in April 2012 and tasked with winning the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and qualifying the side for the 2014 World Cup.
While Ghana fell at the semi-final stage in South Africa, the side recovered to reach this summer’s tournament in Brazil with victories over Zambia and Egypt.
The Black Stars and their coach have a formidable task in the first stage of the Cup, taking on opponents such as Germany, Portugal and United States in Group G.
Source: BBC Sport