News filtering through from Ghana is that new coach Kwesi Appiah has been handed an ultimatum by the Ghanaian Football Association to win the 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations.
The continental showpiece is set to be hosted by reigning champions, Cameroon and the new Black Stars coach has been told to lift the trophy.
According to an ultimatum sent out by GFA’s vice-president, George Afriyie during Appiah’s unveiling ceremony in Accra on Tuesday, he said the coach must qualify and win the tournament.
« Kwesi Appiah should qualify Ghana to AFCON 2019 and win it, » said Afriyie.
« That is the target given to him and we all hope he will be able to do that. »
The order comes after the Black Stars have failed to win the continent’s flagship tournament since beating Libya in a penalty shoot-out in Tripoli in 1982.
Appiah is a former Black Stars international defender and returns as Ghana coach on a two-year contract replacing sacked Israeli manager, Avram Grant.
Since parting ways with the Black Stars national side, Appiah had been coaching Sudanese side Al Khartoum.