Ex-national stars named in new Black Stars technical team
16th May 2017 | by: GFA Communications Department

Four former Ghana internationals have been named in the new Black Stars technical team to be headed by Kwesi Appiah. 

Ibrahim Tanko, Stephen Appiah and Richard Kingston who all played for the senior national team will join Maxwell Konadu as part of the back room staff.

Tanko, who played for the Black Stars between 1996- 2004 will be coach Kwesi Appiah's first assistant with Maxwell Konadu as also as an assistant coach.

This was announced at the official unveiling of Kwesi Appiah as head coach of the BlackStars, replacing Avram Grant. 

Other appointments include Stephen Appiah who has been appointed as the Team's Technical Coordinator.

Coach Appiah is returning to the Black Stars job after he parted ways with the Ghana Football Association three years ago.

In view of this, the former Ghana international insists he has learnt alot from his mistakes especially after Ghana failure at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

""I have learnt a lot. There are so many mistakes I believe I did earlier that I am 100% sure I will not repeat those mistakes. " he said at his unveiling on Tuesday.

Whiles unveiling the new head coach and the new technical team, GFA Vice President George Afriyie  revealed that coach Kwesi Appiah has been tasked to win the 2019 AFCON among other expectations.

"Kwasi Appiah should qualify Ghana to Afcon 2019 and win it. That is the target given to him and we all hope he will be able to do that.", Mr. AFRiyie stated.

He added that the coach has been tasked to do his best to qualify Ghana to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

His first task will be in June when Ghana plays Ethiopia in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The Black Stars will also play two international friendlies against Mexico and USA on the 28 June and 01 July respectively.


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