The former Hearts of Oak coach believes James Kwesi Appiah is the right man for the vacant Black Stars coaching job.

Ghana football legend Mohammed Polo has backed Kwesi Appiah for the vacant Black Stars coaching job.

Appiah is one of the three coaches who have been short listed to be interviewed for the post, which became available after Israeli Avram Grant left in February.

Although, there are mixed reactions regarding whether the former Black Stars and Kotoko skipper is the right man to return to the role he had from 2012-2014, Polo – a winner of the 1978 Africa Cup of Nations with Ghana – believes he has a proven record to turn things around for the team.

“I think Kwesi has proven himself and learnt a lot from what happened during his stay with the team so I think he is the best person for the job now,” he said

“My concern is about Ghana winning the Nations Cup so if Kwasi is the one who can win us the title, let’s give him the job.”

Kwesi Appiah was the first indigenous coach to qualify Ghana for the FIFA World Cup in 2014, but was fired a few months after the Mundial.

He is currently the coach of Al Khartoum FC in the Sudan and was voted the best coach in the Sudanese league last season. | Credit: | Black Stars: Mohammed Polo backs Kwesi Appiah for Black Stars job