By Patrick Akoto
Coach Kwesi Appiah has become the 12th local man to guide the Black Stars to the African Cup of Nations.
The Black Stars beat Malawi 1-0 in Lilongwe on Saturay to complete a comprehensive 3-0 aggregrate win.
Parma youngster Afriyie Acquah slotted home the only goal of the match in the 2nd minute to help the Ghanaians qualify to the Cup of Nations to be held in South Africa next year.
The former Ghana captain joins ex-greats including CK Gyamfi, Emmanuel Kwesi Afranie, Aggrey Fynn, Fred Osam Duodu, Herbet Addo, Sam Arday, Cecil Jones Attuquayefio and E.J. Aggrey-Fynn amongst others to have achieved the feat.
Appiah will be required to craft a formidable squad that will be capable of ending their 31-year wait for an African crown.
Ghana last won the African Cup of Nations in 1982.