Coach Kwesi Appiah omitted from CAF list for Men's Coach of the year

Published on: 30 November 2018

Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah has been omitted from CAF list for the Men's Coach of the year.

The 58-year-old gaffer has been ignored despite the progress made by Ghana in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign in what appears an assessment of his reign in the year under review.

The Black Stars enhanced their chances of reaching their eighth straight AFCON finals after securing a 2-0 away win over Ethiopia two weeks ago.

Mauritanian Corentin Martins, Florent Ibenge of AS Vita, Juan Carlos Garrido of Raja Club Athletic and  Moine Chaabani of Esperance have been named in a 10-man shortlist.

Nicolas Dupuis who qualified Madagascar to their first ever Africa Cup of Nations tournament has also been named in the list as well as celebrated Al Ahly coach Patrice Cateron.

There are also places for ES Sétif coach Rachid Taoussi, Moroccan coach Herve Renard, Senegalese Aliou Cisse and Nigerian coach Gernot Rohr.

The Awards Gala, to honour footballers and officials who distinguished themselves during the year under review, will be held on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.

In April 2017, he was re-appointed as the coach of Ghana, replacing former Chelsea manager Avram Grant.