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Sports News of Fri, 21 Apr 20174

Kwesi Appiah arrives in Ghana to a rousing welcome

Re-appointed Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has arrived in the West African nation to a rousing welcome.

The 56-year-old was met on arrival by officials of the Ghana Football Association, hoards of journalists and supporter groups.

The Kotoko legend has agreed a two-year deal to replace Avram Grant as new boss.

The gaffer is expected to be unveiled next week in the Ghanaian capital, Accra.

It is a second stint in charge for Appiah, who led the Black Stars from 2012 until 2014.

Since leaving the Black Stars following a poor World Cup campaign, he has been coaching Sudanese side Al Khartoum.

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The Black Stars failed to get out of the group at the World Cup in Brazil and were also beset by off-field problems with players being expelled from the team and a row over pay.

Ghana's first qualifier for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations is in June when they host Ethiopia, the other teams in Group F are Sierra Leone and Kenya with only the pool winners guaranteed a place in Cameroon.

Appiah will also be trying to reach his second consecutive World Cup finals in Russia in 2018.

Ghana currently have just a single point from their two games so far in World Cup qualifiers leaving them five points behind Group E leaders Egypt.

Uganda and Congo-Brazzaville are the other two teams in the group.

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