Ghana FA finalizes deal with coach Appiah

Published Apr. 10, 2012 2:02 p.m. ET

The Ghana Football Association has reached an agreement with Kwesi Appiah over the terms of his contract, confirming him as new coach of the Black Stars.

The GFA says Appiah's deal has been finalized after a meeting with the federation's executive committee, although it did not give any more details. He succeeds Goran Stevanovic, who was fired last month after losing in the semifinals at the African Cup of Nations.

Appiah, who was Stevanovic's assistant, was appointed head coach on Monday pending contract talks. Appiah coached Ghana's team to gold at the 2011 All African Games.

The GFA says the two sides have reached ''a mutual agreement'' over Appiah's contract, but didn't say how long it was for.