Stephen Appiah retires finally

Ex-Black Stars Captain Stephen Appiah
Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has
officially announced his retirement from
football after about 20 years of a successful
The former Juventus star announced his
decision on Wednesday in a statement.
Appiah said he is retiring with a “great
measure of fulfillment,” because he “bowed
out serving my country with honour and
selfless dedication in what was, is and will
always be the most important sport or activity
in Ghana.”
The “Tornado,” as he is affectionately called,
led the Black Stars to their first ever World
Cup tournament in 2006 in Germany and was
also part of the team that qualified for the
first time to the quarter final of the World Cup
in South Africa 2010.
Describing one of his proudest achievements
in a career that lasted two decades, he said:
“Every time I wore the most inspiring jersey in
the world ‘Black Stars shirt’, I realized how
fortunate I was not to only follow in a long
line of great players that have played for
Ghana but also the joy of representing every
Ghanaian that cared passionately about their
country. I’m honoured to represent Ghana
both on and off the pitch.”
Appiah was part of the back room staff of
Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah when the
team participated in the World Cup
tournament in Brazil in 2014.
He played for some of Europe’s big clubs
including Juventus, Fernabache, Udinese
among others.
In Ghana he played for Accra Hearts of Oak.

By: Nana Boakye-Yiadom/


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