Head coach of Al-Khartoum Waatani Sports Club, Kwasi Appiah’s desire to manage the Sudanese national football team has taken a twist after his club has vowed not to let him leave.
The former Black Stars coach is expected to succeed Mohammed Abdullah who resigned after a 4-0 humiliation at the hands of Gabon in their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier last Sunday.
The 55-year-old’s splendid performance in his nine months at the helm of the Sudanese club has led to the Sudanese FA to considering him for the vacant job.
On Tuesday, the former Black Stars captain confirmed to Asempa Sports reporter in Brong Ahafo that he had been approached by the Sudanese FA to take the job but he had been referred them to his current employers.
“Yes the Sudanese FA has approached me for the job but I told them to talk to my employers so I am going to have meeting with the Khartoum SC officials when I arrive in the country on Fridaybecause am in Ghana at the moment.”
The big question is that, will Khartoum S C allow their tactical coach to join their national side when he is still under contract? Well, speaking to Asempa Sports Nite on Wednesday, Mr. Fouad Nagga; the Secretary General of Khartoum S C said it is impossible.
“I don’t think it will be easy for us to let him leave the club because he has started a project and he needs to leave mark in two or three years before leaving to another club,” he told Asempa Sports.
“We have read this news in papers and there is rumor on the street but nothing official has taken place at this moment and you know that for Kwasi Appiah to handle the job of Sudan national team, he should discuss with the management of the club.” “Nobody can take him away as long as he has valid contract 2 years with the club.”
“I think we have started the project of upgrading the team in all aspect and we working together very successfully up to now and we are looking forward to placing a respectable position in the next season league with Kwasi Appiah.”
The Ghanaian tactician was sacked by the Ghana Football Association after Ghana’s abysmal performance at the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup. Appiah has guided Khartoum S C to occupy third position with 45 points after 25 matches behind Al-Merreikh and league leaders Al-Hilal.
Meanwhile, the Sudanese FA will have to appoint a caretaker coach for the Nile Crocodiles ahead of their World Cup qualifiers in November against Zambia.
Source: Asempa Sports Ghana News