I may come back for Black Stars – Appiah

Former Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has refused to shut the door on a possible return to the team following a disappointing end to his first stint.

The Al Khartoum manager qualified the Black Stars for the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil after taking over the team in 2012, but a dismal campaign at the global showpiece ended his reign in September 2014.

“If it happens that I should be back, I will be back, nobody knows,” Appiah told Starr FM.

“Coaching is my profession so I will never stop coaching until my time is up.”

Ghana saw a first ever elimination at the group stage of the World Cup under Appiah after falling to the USA and Portugal in Group G. In between, there was a 2-2 draw with eventual champions Germany.

Prior to Ghana’s 2-1 defeat to Portugal in the last group game, Appiah was reported to have been on the receiving end of verbal insults from midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, leading to the latter’s dismissal from camp.

Appiah’s team were also in the news for player agitations prior to their final match over unpaid appearance fees, leading to a scuffle between midfielder Sulley Muntari and a Black Stars management member.

Appiah was given the marching orders in September 2014, having earlier signed a two-year contract extension.