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Ghana Football Association has re-appointed coach Kwesi Appiah for two years to handle the senior national team the Black Stars, AOIFootball.com reports.

Appiah’s appointment was confirmed on Tuesday after a Ghana Football Association Executive Committee meeting.

He is expected to officially start work on the 1st of May after beating competition from 2017 Africa Cup of Nations winning coach Hugo Broos and Frenchman Willy Sagnol.

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A statement on the Ghana FA website read: ”The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has named James Kwesi Appiah as the new coach of Senior National Team, the Black Stars.

”The decision was taken by the Executive Committee of the GFA on Tuesday after approving the report of the six-man coaching search committee.

”Appiah will be handed a two-year contract and will start his duties on 1st May, 2017.

”He will also take full charge of the Local Black Stars.”

Appiah’s major assignment will be to revive the Black Stars’ World Cup qualifying campaign as they currently trail Uganda and Egypt in the race to Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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