Kwesi Appiah: Ex-Ghana coach ready for Al Khartoum challenge

Ex-Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is primed for the challenge to lead Al Khartoum to honours in his two-year spell.

The former Black Stars trainer left Accra on Monday to begin his journey of transforming the side into continental giants.

Appiah has inked a two-year deal with the ambitious Sudanese side after being sacked by Ghana following a wrecked World Cup campaign last year.

The 54-year-old says he’s ready for the challenge ahead.

“I consider this a welcomed challenge. I have had enough rest to reflect on a lot of things,” he told Ghana News Agency

“I am very ready for this challenge and I must admit I like the welcome I have received from the club thus far. I understand the challenge ahead; together it will be confronted well for the common success we seek.

“The dream is to work hard and break the monopoly in the Sudanese league. The players have responded well, we all agree to what must be done to achieve this and I am completely focused on getting results.”

He added: “It is a whole new page in my career and one that I am completely ready for. This is normal in the kind of job I do and as a coach, you just want to do well; home or abroad.”

The immediate task of the former Kotoko defender is to steer the club in the CAF Confederation Cup campaign which starts next month.

He led Ghana to a fourth place finish at the last edition of the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa before qualifying the team to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.