Ex-Ghana international, John Paintsil has said that the best choice for the Black Stars job is former coach, Kwesi Appiah.
The nation is on the cusp of witnessing the appointment of former Newcastle United manager, Chris Hughton with ex-internationals Ibrahim Tanko and Otto Addo reportedly set to assist him.
Kwesi Appiah on the other hand has had two stints as head coach of the Black Stars after several years in an assistant capacity.
Prior to his first substantive job as Black Stars head coach, he guided the Olympic team, the Black Meteors to gold in the 2011 [All] Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique.
The 61-year-old was appointed Black Stars head coach in 2012, leading the four time African Champions to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Following Ghana’s horrible performance and a group stage exit, the ex-Asante Kotoko defender was relieved of his position in 2014.
Appiah made a second coming to the Black Stars in 2017 for the departed Israeli and former Chelsea manager, Avram Grant after coaching in Sudan with Al Khartoum.
His second coming was greeted with mixed reactions but he will eventually stay on for three years with his service dispensed with in 2020 after failure to qualify Ghana for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
That notwithstanding, former Ghana right back, John Paintsil believes Kwesi Appiah has the experience to qualify Ghana to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
“There’s no time at all on our side, I think they should appoint a coach who’s seen it all,” John Paintsil told GTV SportsPlus. “Coach Kwasi Appiah is one of the coaches who can handle the Ghana and Nigeria game”. Paintsil added.
Ghana are faced with a tough test as they prepare to take on West African rivals, Nigeria over a two-legged qualifier for a place at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup later this year.
Ghana, four time winners of the Africa Cup of Nations, put up a sorry performance at the ongoing 2021 AFCON where Senegal face Egypt in the finals on Sunday.
They managed just a point from three Group C games – losing the opener by 1-0 to Morocco and 3-2 against debutants, Comoros in the third game.
Their solitary point came in a 1-1 draw against the Panthers of Gabon in the second group game at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium. They exited the competition at the group stage for the first time since the 2006 edition in Egypt.