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Sports News of Friday, 24 March 2017

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

Mohammed Polo wants to be next Black Stars assistant coach

Former Ghana great Mohammed Ahmed Polo has expressed his interest in assisting Akwesi Appiah should he be appointed as the next Black Stars coach.

Appiah, 56, who was the coach of the Black Stars during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil but was axed after the tournament after the team’s poor performance has been touted by many as the man to succeed Avram Grant.

And Polo, has revealed that he is ready to work with the Akwesi Appiah if the six-member committee mandated by the Ghana FA to search for the team’s next coach appoint him.

“I am traveling across all the regions formulating a plan to chart a path for us to win the World Cup in 2022”, he says.

According to Polo, Appiah, who now trains Sudanese side, AL Khartoum SC, is tried and tested and would be the right person for the job.

“Akwesi Appiah has coached the Black Stars before and knows the ins and outs of the Stars and can handle the pressure”, he told the Graphic Sports.

He noted that Appiah would have to take this opportunity to redeem his image in the national team and apply lessons he had learnt after departing the Stars in the aftermath of the World Cup.

“He would take this opportunity to become a better person and a better coach and apply lessons he has learnt”, Polo added.