Asante Kotoko Life Petron Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has granted IMC member Kwasi Appiah permission to join the Sudan National team as their head Coach.
Former Black Stars head coach, James Kwesi Appiah, has been appointed as the new head coach of Sudan’s men’s senior national team.
The 63-year-old Ghanaian will lead the Nile Crocodiles for the next three years, according to ghanasportspage.com.
“Yes, Otumfuo has given me permission to join the Sudan National team. I will leave Ghana hopefully next month [October 2023] to commence my job. Yes, I have signed a three-year deal with them“, Kwasi Appiah told ghanasportspage.com
The Sudanese Football Federation has been in talks with Appiah for months and sees him as the coach to take them to the next level.
Mr Appiah will, however, maintain his role as Technical Director of Kotoko. He will contest in the Ghana Football Association’s Executive Council elections next month in this capacity.
Appiah is not new to Sudanese football, having served as head coach of Al Khartoum in December 2014. During his tenure, he led the team to a fourth-place finish in the league and qualification for the Confederation Cup.
The following season, he led the club to its highest points tally per season in club history, 65 points, but they did not qualify for the CAF Confederation Cup.
Appiah’s last major coaching job was as Ghana national team coach, where he had a second stint between 2017 and 2020.