Reports in the Sudanese media suggest that Al-Khartoum Coach James Kwesi Appiah, is set to be named as the head coach of the Sudanese national team.
This follows the resignation of long-serving coach, Mohammed ‘Mazda’ Abdallah, who has been in charge since 2007.
The decision came immediately after the Nile Crocodiles were thumped 4-0 by Gabon on match day 2 of AFCON 2017 qualifying last Saturday.
Appiah, who is currently in Ghana after attending the funeral of ex-national team striker George Arthur, will leave the country as soon as possible to start talks.
The Sudanese FA have already stated the intention to name a stand-in boss by the end of the week, and the Ghanaian has been mentioned as a possible candidate.
With credential including being an assistant of the Black Stars in addition to leading Ghana to two AFCON tournaments and a World Cup, Appiah has big respect in the horn of Africa.
Indeed, his stock-in-Sudan has risen after being sacked by his home country last September following two years in charge since April 2012.
He was already known in the country because he supervised two Ghanaian victories against Sudan in qualifiers. And just three months after leaving the Ghana job, Appiah penned a deal with top flight side, Khartoum SC.
The capital-based side is currently third in the Sudanese premiership after 23 games.
Sources in Sudan say the team has received an official request from the Sudanese FA for talks with the 55-year-old.
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