Kwesi Appiah applies for Ghana job

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The former Black Stars coach, who was fired in 2014, has submitted his CV for the vacant position

Former Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has officially submitted his application for the Black Stars job following the departure of Avram Grant, Goal understands.

The 56-year-old, who currently manages Sudanese side Al Khartoum, became Ghana's coach in 2012, replacing Goran Stevanovic and becoming the first indigenous coach to qualify Ghana to the Fifa World Cup in 2014. He was sacked few months after the tournament.

Appiah recorded a total of 12 victories, ten defeats and five draws during his two-year stay with the Black Stars, including a semi-final qualification at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

Ghana FA has set up a six-member committee to appoint a new coach.

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Italian coach Fabrizio Ravanelli, who previously managed French side AC Ajaccio and Slovenian Slavisa Stojanovic are among over 70 coaches who have also applied for the job.

Ghana have appointed 31 coaches since 1958, including 23 foreign and eight local.

Goal understands that the successful candidate will be announced before the end of March.