Kwesi Appiah, the former coach of Ghana, has applied for the vacant Black Stars coaching position.
Following the Black Stars’ loss at the World Cup, Otto Addo announced his resignation as coach, and the Ghana Football Association is currently looking for a replacement.
Appiah has acknowledged that he is still interested in the post and that he has withdrawn his candidacy for the job of Black Stars head coach.
He admitted to having applied for the position at Sompa Sports. “When I heard the FA state that no Ghanaians had applied, I thought that as a Ghanaian, I had to apply to show that we can prove ourselves, therefore I added my name to the foreign list,” the applicant said.
The GFA reports that over sixty applications—the majority of which were from international coaches—have been received.
According to FA spokesperson Henry Asante Twum, “around 60 coaches have applied for the Black Stars coaching position, and those coaches are from Europe and South America.”
As preparations for the AFCON 2023 qualifiers get underway, the federation anticipates announcing a new coach before the second month of the year.