The former Black Stars coach begins his career after some time away from the spotlight
Former Ghanaian head coach James Kwasi Appiah has revealed he has decided to take a Sabbath day out of the excavation.
The 61-year-old was out of the spotlight after his last job at the Black Stars, with whom he had two periods.
At club level, he coached the giants of the Ghana Premier League Asante Kotoko and the Sudanese outfit Al-Khartoum.
“Coaching is not easy in Ghana, and it involves a lot of pressure. Ghanaians are always looking for results, and that puts a lot of pressure on the coach,” said Appiah. Rainbow Sports.
‘I can decide to go back to coaching, but I’m not willing to go in now.
“I decided to stand aside and rest from coaching. If I want to coach, there are about ten clubs inquiring about my services. I think I need to rest to get my strength with my age.
“I’m independent and have not received an offer from any club in Ghana. Samatex and Bibiani Gold Stars have not sent me an offer, and I think it’s just a rumor.”
After a seven-year period as assistant coach in Ghana, Appiah became the head coach in 2012 and led the Black Stars to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in South Africa and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Under his supervision at the continental meet, the four-time champions eliminated a semi-finalist after a defeat against Burkina Faso.
A year later, there was another disappointment for Appiah, this time during the World Cup, when Ghana crashed in the group stage. It was the first time that the West Africans could not reach the group stage of the tournament, an outcome that eventually led to his retirement.
After coaching Al Khartoum between 2014 and 2017, the coach returned with the Black Stars for a second time, leading the national team to the 2019 Afcon tournament.
His third championship with the Black Stars ends with a thinning out of a 16-round, after which his contract with the Black Stars is not renewed.