Stephen Appiah open to Black Stars back-room role

Former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah has continuously been linked with a role in the back room staff of incoming Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah.

However, he claims  that he has not been contacted by the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

The former Juventus midfielder captained Ghana to its maiden World Cup tournament in Germany, and also participated in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Despite retiring from active football, Appiah has been present around the senior national team, and was named as a member of the technical team for the Brazil 2014 World Cup. During the search process for Avram Grant’s successor, he campaigned heavily for the appointment of a local coach for the Black Stars.

Incoming head coach, Kwesi Appiah, is expected to make recommendations to the Ghana Football Association on a number of changes to the backroom staff of the team, and Stephen has been heavily tipped to take over the role as team manager.

Appiah has hinted that, he will be available for the opportunity to serve Ghana when approached.

“I have not received any letter, but Stephen Appiah is a business man” he said.

He added that, “I have players that I am managing and players that I am training and other ventures I plan on coming out with. I am available, and if it comes to working with the Black Stars I am ready,”he revealed.

Kwesi Appiah is expected to officially commece work on May 1, 2017, by which time the full composition of his technical bench will be clear.

By:Benjamin Nketsia/citifmonline.com/Ghana