I rejected the approach of the Sudanese FA – Kwesi Appiah



Former head coach of Black Stars, James Kwesi Appiah has revealed he rejected the offer to be the head of coach of the Sudanese national team.

With the future of Avram Grant still looking shaky, many have tipped the former Black Stars captain to return as the head coach of the team.

Despite finishing fifth with Al Khartoum in the Sudanese league, Kwesi Appiah was adjudged the best manager in the topflight.

Reports emerged that the Sudanese FA approached Kwesi Appiah with an offer of becoming the head coach of the national team but Appiah says he rejected the offer.

Speaking to Asempa Sports, Kwesi Appiah said, “The Sudanese FA approached me and asked me to take charge of the national team but I told them it will not be possible because I am in charge of Al Khartoum.

“It is always important to focus on the team you are managing. For instance, if I should accept the offer, how will it be possible for me to do proper monitoring if there I have a match with my club? Appiah quizzed.

“As the head coach it is not about monitoring one team. It is about monitoring the local teams in the country and in that aspect, it is a full time work that I need to quit the club side but I decided not to accept the offer.”

Quizzed if he will extend his contract with Al Khartoum, he said, “My contract with them will end this October but I have given them some options.

“Verbally, they want me to continue but I told them let the contract end and if they want me to continue I will but I have given them some conditions.

“In terms of money, Al-Merrikh can pay double of what I am receiving from Al Khartoum but I don’t want to say that I don’t like money but if they want me to work for them I am ready.”

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