Appiah, Desailly to join Avram Grant in Black Stars backroom

Monday 15th December , 2014 9:21 am

Former World Cup winner Marcel Desailly and ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah will be part of the Ghana bench during the 2015 Afcon.

Desailly’s role was confirmed by a former chairman of the Ghana FA, Alhaji Mohammed Nurudeen Jawula to the state-owned Graphic Sports paper on Monday.

[contextly_sidebar id=”wm516eYX2poKDaevPBqdOv6GHw4zvTMj”] The 46-year old has long been linked with a coaching role for the Black Stars due to his Ghanaian roots, but this time he will be a scout.

Ghana have been grouped with Senegal, Algeria and South Africa and Marcel’s expertise has been sought for getting information for the Avram Grant-led technical team.

An official statement is yet to be made by the Ghana FA.

For Stephen Appiah, he is expected to be part of a new Welfare and Communications arm for the Black Stars.

Although he did not confirm the role specifically, the former captain has told Citi Sports that he will have a role during the Nations Cup.

The new Welfare and Communications manager of the Black Stars will, among others, be responsible for promoting a positive working culture as well as facilitating effective communications within the Black Stars set-up.

By Gary Al-Smith/citifmonline.com/Ghana