Former Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has been awarded Coach of The Year in Sudan.
James Kwesi Appiah, a former coach of Ghana’s National Team has been named Best Coach of the Year in the Sudanese top-flight League.
He was handed the accolade after he succeeded in leading his club, Al Khartoum to a fifth place finish on the league log in the just ended season.
56-year-old Appiah who has been with the Sudanese Premier League side Al Khatoum Wataani since December 2014 beat Heron Ricardo Ferreira of Al Ahly Shendy and Al Hilal Coach Fawzy Al Mardy to win the enviable accolade.
After serving as the Black Stars’s coach for two years (2012-2014), Sudan’s Al Khartoum hired the former national team coach on a multiple-year deal.
Appiah left his job as the Black Stars coach following the team’s 2014 Brazil World Cup misunderstandings.
Kwesi Appiah who is also a former Asante Kotoko defender became the first Ghanaian to qualify Ghana for the FIFA World Cup in 2014. He played for the Ghanaian national team between 1987 and 1992, appearing in two FIFA World Cup qualifying matches. He also captained the team.