Kwesi Appiah open to calling suspended Black Stars duo


The moves comes as the GFA unveils a new technical team led by former Black Stars captain, Kwasi Appiah.

The technical team of the Black Stars, which has also been reconstituted include Chris Adomako, team manager, former skipper of the Black Stars Stephen Appiah as the Technical coordinator, Michael Otchere as the Video analyst, former black stars goalkeeper Richard Kingston as goalkeepers trainer and Ismail Hamidu as the equipment officer.

Kwasi Appiah takes over as Black Stars coach, while former Ghana worldwide, Ibrahim Tanko replaces Maxwell Konadu as first assistant coach.

On-loan Al Ahli striker Asamoah Gyan was made permanent captain of the Black Stars during Appiah's first stint in October 2012 with West Ham's Andre Ayew his deputy.

He was Ghana's coach at the World Cup in Brazil but then lost his job thereafter.

Gyan who has already led Ghana to two Cup of Nations appearances and one FIFA World Cup, is now the most capped Black Stars player of all time with 95 appearances.

Mr Thompson told the media during the coach's unveiling last Tuesday that, "there is no way we would appoint a coach without making qualification and winning AFCON a target and it is possible for him to realise these goals for us".

He also insisted that the country's 2018 World Cup dream is still alive despite a precarious qualifying position.

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

The Black Stars will also play two global friendlies against Mexico and United States of America on the 28 June and 01 July respectively.