James Kwesi Appiah, the manager of the Sudan national team, has stated that qualifying the nation for the FIFA World Cup in 2026 is his top priority.
In an interview that aired on Asempa FM and was monitored by 1Family Radio, Kwesi Appiah stated that in addition to qualifying for the World Cup, he also plans to secure a spot in the 2025 AFCON.
“The target I have been given is to build a team and ensure the team qualifies for the 2026 World Cup and the next edition of the Africa Cup of Nations,’’ he revealed.
The former head coach of the Black Stars highlighted that the Sudanese league, which is presently in disarray, could be a roadblock to achieving his goal.
“The only challenge is that there is no ongoing league due to the ongoing war, which has forced them to operate from Saudi Arabia, but I hope order and peace will be restored in the country,’’ Kwesi Appiah noted.
Ghana was qualified for the FIFA World Cup by Kwasi Appiah, the only indigenous coach to do so, in 2013.
In September, he signed a three-year contract with the Sudan Football Association to become the country’s coach.