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Kwesi Appiah

Kwesi Appiah

James Kwesi Appiah also known as Akwasi Appiah, is a Ghanaian football coach and former player who played as a left-back. He is currently the head coach of Kenpong Football Academy

30July
1960
Early life and education
30 July 1960

Early life and education

Born on June 30, 1960, in Kumasi, Appiah received his secondary school education at Opoku Ware School (OWASS).

10July
1980
Club career
10 July 1980

Club career

Appiah, who operated as a left back, was part of the Prestea Mine Stars club from 1982 to 1983, after which he transferred to Asante Kotoko and remained with them from 1983 to 1993.

10July
1982
International career
10 July 1982

International career

From 1982 to 1992, Appiah represented the Ghana national team, participating in two FIFA World Cup qualifying matches and serving as the team captain, while also being a member of the victorious 1982 African Cup of Nations squad.

10July
1992
Coaching career
10 July 1992

Coaching career

James Kwesi Appiah had a diverse coaching career, serving as an assistant coach and head coach for Asante Kotoko, coaching the Ghana national team, managing Al Khartoum in Sudan, and later being re-appointed as the coach of the Ghana national team before eventually taking on the role of head coach at Kenpong Football Academy, and being linked to the manager's job at Simba SC.

21November
2023
Accolades and Achievements
21 November 2023

Accolades and Achievements

James Akwesi Appiah's achievements include winning multiple titles as a player, such as the Ghana Premier League and African Cup of Champions Clubs, securing the African Cup of Nations with the Ghana National Team, leading Ghana U23 to victory in the All-Africa Games, and receiving individual honors like the Millennium Excellence Awards and SWAG Sports Personality and Coach of the Year.






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