Former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has assumed a new role in the Black Stars backroom as technical coordinator.
Unveiling re-appointed coach Kwasi Appiah and his backroom team on Tuesday, the Ghana FA indicated realigning the role of a Team Manager into a Technical Coordinator.
And the ex-midfielder who captained Ghana at the 2006 and 2010 Fifa World Cups will be the first man to take on the new job.
New coach Kwasi Appiah explained his vision for Stephen Appiah on this new position goes beyond the normal team manager duties as locally known but will also require him to act as a scout.
“I bring someone who can coordinate between the players and the technical team and then that of the players and management team. Stephen will not just be there and join us [only] when there is camp. I’m looking at him going out to scout or monitor players. He is going to get more involved.”
Kwasi Appiah also mentioned the role could serve as a preparatory ground for the former Juventus player to enter full time coaching, a career he recently admitted considering.
Also, former shot-stopper Richard Kingson has been roped into the technical team as goalkeepers’ trainer with former Cameroon assistant Ibrahim Tanko also confirmed as the immediate assistant to head coach Kwasi Appiah. Maxwell Konadu has been made a second assistant coach.
New Ghana backroom
Head coach: James Kwasi Appiah
First assistant: Tanko Ibrahim
Second assistant: Maxwell Konadu
Technical coordinator: Stephen Appiah
Goalkeepers’ trainer: Richard Kingson
Doctor: Chris Adomako
Video Analyst – Michael Okyere
Equipment Officer – Ismail Hamidu
Masseur: Nii Amasah Anum
Physiotherapist: Jon Nyamekye