Born on August 9, 1959, in Sunyani, James Kwesi Appiah is a Ghanaian football coach and former player, who is currently the manager of the Ghanaian national team, the Black Stars. He is married with three children (Peggy, Audrey and Marypearl). Kwasi Appiah, a left back, started his football career with Prestea Mines Stars before moving to Asante Kotoko, where he played for 11 years (1982 to 1993) and won eight league cups and the African club championship cup. From 1980 to 1982, Appiah played and captained the junior national team, the Black Meteors. He also enjoyed a distinguished career at the senior national team level from 1981 to 1992, with which he won the 1982 African cup of nations. He also appeared in two FIFA World Cup qualifying matches for his Nation. Appiah has coached Kumasi Asante Kotoko, the Black Meteors of Ghana, and currently he is the Manager of the Ghana national team. His coaching experience has enhanced his leadership qualities and his ability to inspire others.