Ghana’s 2014 World Cup coach Kwesi Appiah will arrive in Sudan in the next 72 hours to sign a bumper deal with top-flight side Al Khartoum Sporting Club, Ghana’s leading football website, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
The 54-year-old, who was sacked as Ghana coach in September this year, will sign a bumper contract with the ambitious Sudanese side who placed fourth last season.
According to GHANASoccernet.com sources, renowned Ghanaian FIFA agent Oliver Arthur is brokering the deal.
Arthur, who owns ArthurLegacy Sports, is currently in Sudan negotiating a deal for his client Augustine Okrah to giants Al Merreikh.
The Khartoum-based side will offer the Ghanaian a lucrative monthly salary and tasked him to revive the side to make them giants on the continent, Ghana’s leading football website, GHANAsoccernet.com can confirm.
The North African side have opted for the ex-Ghana international due to his expertise having coached the Black Stars at the highest level of world football.
Despite doubts about his competence among a section of Ghanaians, the Sudanese side have realized his assertiveness and given him the chance to return to the pitch.
Appiah has agreed to join the club and will travel to Sudan in the next 72 hours to acquaint himself with the contract being offered before putting pen-to-paper.
“We have agreed a deal with coach Kwesi Appiah and he will arrive in the next couple days to sign the contract, a top Khartoum FC official exclusively told Ghana’s leading football website, GHANAsoccernet.com on condition of anonymity.
“He is a world-class coach and we believe he can help revive our team. In him we think we can win the league title. We look forward working with him.”
Appiah was in charge of the Black Stars when the game between the Africans and Germany was adjudged as the best match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil in the summer.
The former Kotoko great will be keen to silence his critics who doubted his competence during an ill-fated time with the Black Stars in which he put his name in the history folkore.
He became the first indigenous coach to qualify the Africans to the World Cup after previous feats were achieved by Serbians but row over appearance fees wrecked what could have been a historic campaign.
Al Khartoum SC are owned by the military and finished fourth in the just ended Sudanese Premier League to secure a slot to play in Africa.
Appiah will get the chance to lead the side in the 2015 CAF Confederation Cup qualifiers.