Le Roy: Appiah has ‘highest quality’ to lead Ghana

The ex-Black Stars coach has hailed is former assistant's quality backing him to continue as the main tactical head with Afcon 2015 beckoning

Former Black Stars coach Claude Le Roy has lauded the qualities of Ghana boss Kwesi Appiah, who assisted him during the Africa Cup of Nations in 2008.

The Frenchman insists that Ghana look formidable under the stewardship of the ex-defender. Leroy vacated his seat after failing to win the Afcon for the host nation but his assistant has moved through the ranks to become the overall boss.

“Kwesi Appiah, who was my assistant in Ghana, is a man and a coach of the highest quality. With Kwesi Appiah, Ghana seems incredible,” Le Roy told Star Africa.

Appiah turned from a hero to a villain after guiding Ghana to her third World Cup becoming the only indigenous coach to achieve that feat, but he recorded an abysmal performance when his charges bagged just a point at the group stages.

The ex-Black Stars captain is expected to receive a $100, 000 signing fee, and almost a double of his previous salary in the new contract presented to him by the Ghana Football Association [ $20,000 to $36,500] which will last until 2016.