Ghana boss Kwesi Appiah is confident he can end the country’s long wait for an African title next year.
The ever-smiling 51-year-old was officially unveiled to the media as the new coach of the Black Stars on Tuesday after sealing a two-year renewable mandate with the Ghana Federation.
He has been tasked with the responsibility of winning next year’s continental showpiece in South Africa and also to reach the semi-finals of the Fifa World Cup in Brazil.
The Black Stars has remained trophy-less since the Black Stars last clinched the title in 1982.
There is therefore the growing demand for the ex-Asante Kotoko boss to guide the team to win the title in South Africa and in the process make a case for his compatriots.
Appiah, who last coached the country’s Olympic team to win their first ever gold medal at the 2011 All Africa Games in Maputo, says he’s bracing himself up for the challenge to win the titles.
“The most important thing is to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations next year,” Appiah said
“I will try my best to win it. I believe I can do only this with the support of the FA and the media as well.
“I will also need the fans to rally behind us with prayers and I believe we’ll thrive,”
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