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Adebayor hails Ghana for Stephen Appiah’s role

19:19 EAT 19/07/2017
Emmanuel Adebayor Basaksehir
The Togo star says the recruitment of Stephen Appiah as part of the Black Stars' technical team is a welcomed development

Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor has lauded Ghana's decision to include former captain Stephen Appiah in the team’s technical staff.

The former Juventus man was named technical coordinator of the Black Stars following the appointment of James Kwesi Appiah as new coach of the four-time African champions in May.

Appiah, who represented Ghana at the 2006 and 2010 Fifa World Cup tournaments, hung up his boots in 2015.

“It’s now time to bring old players back, not to be the federation president or minister but to be inside because they know how to treat players in the sense that they were once players,” Adebayor said, according to Ultimatefmonline.

“I’m very much happy with Ghana now because they’ve brought back Stephen Appiah into the national team. He’s the team manager.

“He knows how to organise the game. He had the chance to play for Juventus for so many years. 

"He again knows what the players need to play an important game."

Appiah was not the only ex-player recently added to the Black Stars technical team.

Former striker Ibrahim Tanko was appointed as first deputy coach, while Richard Kingson, Ghana's No.1 at the 2006 and 2010 World Cup tournaments, was also named as goalkeeping coach.

Ex-Asante Kotoko star Maxwell Konadu is also currently the second deputy coach of the Black Stars.