Title-hungry Ghana set to boost technical team with Jamaican physical trainer Lawrence ahead of Afcon

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The 49-year-old discloses discussions are underway for his third spell with the Black Stars

Former Ghana physical trainer Jamie Lawrence is in for a third spell at the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) as the Black Stars seek a fifth title, he has revealed. 

The ex-Leicester City and Jamaica winger is in talks to join James Kwesi Appiah's backroom staff for the June 21-July 19 championships in Egypt

He was a member of Avram Grant's technical set-up as the Black Stars finished second at the 2015 Afcon and returned for a second spell at the 2017 gathering.

“Nothing has been concluded yet; we are still talking so I hope it goes well," Lawrence told Oyerepa FM

“I have been speaking to coach Kwesi Appiah and [assistant Ibrahim] Tanko but it [the engagement] is not confirmed."

Lawrence's last work for Ghana did not end on a good note as he was caught in a messy dispute between the Football Association and Spanish coach Gerard Nus, who also worked under Grant as a video analyst, over misunderstandings and delays in payment bonuses. 

“You remember what happened previously. To make sure it doesn’t happen again, I want to finalise all [details] before I come down," the Jamaican noted. 

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“Let’s hope for the best because I am ready to contribute my quota to help Ghana achieve its target in the competition."

Ghana have set their sights on winning the trophy to end a 37-year drought. 

The Black Stars have been drawn against defending champions Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau in the group stage.