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Frenchman LeRoy appointed Ghana coach

ACCRA, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Frenchman Claude Leroy has been named as coach of World Cup finalists Ghana, the country's football association confirmed on Wednesday.

LeRoy will take over next week and be in charge for Ghana's Asian trip next month when they play both Japan and South Korea in friendly internationals.

He replaces the Serbian Ratomir Dujkovic, who resigned after Ghana reached the second round of the World Cup finals in Germany in June in their first appearance at the tournament.

The African coaching veteran has a two-year contract to the 2008 African Nations Cup finals, which Ghana will host, officials said.

In 1988, LeRoy led a Cameroon side, including the likes of Roger Milla, to the Nations Cup title at the tournament played in Morocco, where they beat Nigeria in the final.

The Frenchman was also Cameroon's coach 20 years ago when they reached the deciding match at the 1986 Nations Cup finals in Egypt but lost to the hosts on post-match penalties.

In 1992 Le Roy coached hosts Senegal to a quarter-final place and this year took charge of the Democratic Republic of Congo's team, which also reached the last eight.