The Ghana Football Association has agreed a two-month contract extension with coach Kwesi Appiah, keeping him in the job until July 2019., according to media reports.

The decision by the Normalisation Committee to extend the deal is to give Appiah the legitimate mandate to lead the Black Stars to the 2019 AFCON.

His current deal expires at the end of May, one clear month before the commencement of the tournament.

The Normalisation Committee with the blessing of the Sports Ministry have now offered a renewal to Appiah’s contract which will now expire at the end of July when the 2019 AFCON ends.

Any further extension to the contract will depend on how well the Black Stars perform at the tournament.

The terms of the renewal especially with respect to the monthly wage of Appiah remains the same.

He will however be handed a fat bonus if he guides Ghana to Nations Cup triumph and shall be handed a fresh deal.

The former Ghana international returned as Black Stars coach in a contract that took effect on May 1, 2017 having been sacked after overseeing Ghana’s disastrous campaign at the 2014 World Cup.

It is however unclear why the Ghana FA is yet to announce Appiah’s contract renewal.

Ghana has already sealed qualification to the 2019 AFCON with a match to spare.

The Black Stars will play their final qualifying game against Kenya in March.

Appiah is the first Ghanaian coach to lead out the Black Stars at a World Cup.