2014 World Cup: Germany coach Loew tips Ghana to cause a surprise in Brazil, hails coach Appiah

Ghana will play Germany at the 2014 World Cup in Brazilcoach Joachim Loew has heaped praise on Ghana trainer Kwesi Appiah for steering the Black Stars in the right direction by injecting youth into the squad, ensuring World Cup qualification.The Germany coach says under Appiah there is confidence that the Black Stars will excel at the World Cup in June because of the way the former...
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Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah made ambassador for Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Stephen AppiahGhanaian football legend  Stephen Appiah has been made the newest ambassador for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. The iconic Ghanaian football figure will join a distinguished group of current Ambassadors, including Academy Award-winning actor Julia Roberts, chef Jose Andres and musician Rocky Dawuni.The announcement comes at the conclusion of a successful...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 World Cup: Stephen Appiah urges fans to be patient with returning injured players

Michael EssienBy Patrick AkotoEx-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has urged fans to measure the criticism of players who are recuperating from injuries with the 2014 World Cup approaching. Coach Kwesi Appiah is grappling with a number of injuries situations ahead of the World Cup.AC Milan duo Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari are all sidelined with injuries while there is uncertainty...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 World Cup: Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah fears USA backlash

Stephen AppiahEx-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah says it would not be easy to record a third-straight World Cup win over USA in Brazil this June.The Black Stars hold the aces ahead of their Group G opener against the Yanks on 16 June in Natal.Appiah scored the winner in Ghana’s 2-1 win over the Stars and Stripes in their 2006 finals Group stage match played in Nurnberg.Four years...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

World Cup 2014: Ex-Ghana Stephen Appiah backs Black Stars on bonuses

Stephen Appiah says the Black Stars bring in a lot to the countryFormer Ghana captain Stephen Appiah says current Black Stars players have the right to what they earn when representing the country because “no-one cares when you stop playing”.Appiah, who led Ghana to their first World Cup appearance in 2006, will be part of the country’s backroom staff at this year’s tournament...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex national team captain Appiah urges Ghana to develop the football academy system

Appiah captained the Black Stars at the 2006 World Cup Former Ghana captain, Stephen Appiah has called for the need to develop measures to make football academies, the platform for unearthing talents after the collapse of the colts system. Appiah believes Football Academies have now taken over from the colts system when it comes to talent identification and grooming so its time authorities...
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Black Stars want to do better than previous World Cup campaigns says Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah

Ex Ghana captain Stephen AppiahBy Ameenu ShardowFollow on Twitter @alooameenuEx Ghana captain Stephen Appiah believes the Black Stars are determined to excel beyond their previous campaigns at the World Cup in Brazil.Ghana made it to the Round of 16 in their debut participation in the World Cup finals in 2006 in Germany.The Black Stars bettered this record by going a place further...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 World Cup: Ex-Ghana captain Appiah fires Cristiano Ronaldo warning at Black Stars

Cristiano Ronaldo has been noted as the player who could cause problems for the Black StarsFormer Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has warned the Black Stars they should be wary of Portugal star player Cristiano Ronaldo at the 2014 World Cup as he could “single-handedly” change the cause of a game.The Black Stars have been drawn in the Group of Death where they will play Germany...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

It hurts to retire from football – ex Ghana captain Stephen Appiah

Stephen Appiah has not played competitive football in two yearsBy Ameenu ShardowFollow on Twitter @alooameenuFormer Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has revealed the enormous emotional struggles he faces as he grinds towards the complete end of his professional football career.The former Juventus man has not played competitive football since leaving FK Vojvodina in 2012.The 33-year-old’s...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Juventus star Appiah calls for AC Milan patience for Michael Essien to regain top form

Stephen Appiah says AC Milan fans must be patient with EssienEx-Juventus star Stephen Appiah is confident that AC Milan new signing Michael Essien will come good at the San Siro following his slow start in the Italian Serie A insisting his lack of playing time at Chelsea affected his form.Appiah, who is a close friend of Essien, says the Rossoneri must exercise patience to help the...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

I never involved myself in player selections – ex Ghana captain Stephen Appiah

Ex Ghana captain Stephen AppiahBy Ameenu ShardowFollow on Twitter @alooameenuStephen Appiah says he never involved himself in the decisions of player selections while he was captain of the Black Stars.National team coaches in contemporary times are said to consult influential players in their side – especially captains – over the call ups of certain individuals.The norm is even...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Appiah welcomes Black Stars backroom staff role as reward for year’s of hardwork

Stephen Appiah led Ghana to two World Cup finalsBy Ameenu ShardowFollow on Twitter @alooameenuFormer Ghana captain Stephen Appiah believes his nomination by coach Kwesi Appiah into his backroom staff for the 2014 World Cup is simply the end product of his years of toil and dedication to the Black Stars.The 33-year-old is the first to be nominated into a planned support staff for...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

I didn’t say the Black Stars should demand more money for the 2014 World Cup – Stephen Appiah

Ex Ghana captain Stephen AppiahBy Ameenu ShardowFollow on Twitter @alooameenuEx Ghana captain Stephen Appiah says his recent comments over the Black Stars’ appearance fees for the 2014 World Cup has been taken out of context.The former Juventus man in an interview with Accra-based Power FM appears to have suggested enhanced financial packages for the team for June’s tournament...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Appiah wants Black Stars players to demand for more cash ahead of World Cup

Stephen Appiah wants current Black Stars to demand for more cashBy Patrick AkotoEx-Ghana Stephen Appiah has thrown a huge gauntlet by asking current Black Stars players to demand for more money ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup to cater for their lives after football. Hell broke loose after government approved $9 million for the tournament with claims the amount was too high for...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Appiah wants wives and girlfriends of Black Stars players allowed in Ghana camp

Stephen AppiahEx-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah says wives and girlfriends of  Black Stars players should be allowed in camp at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals.Some pundits have argued that families of players at a tournament must stay away from them so that they could focus on getting their forms right while others have also defended why they they are needed in camp.Appiah, who was...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah casts doubt over inclusion of local players in World Cup squad

Ghana squad will be tough to break into says Stephen AppiahGhana legend Stephen Appiah has cast doubt over the inclusion of home-based players in the Black Stars final 23-man squad for the World Cup in Brazil in June.Appiah, who led Ghana to its first two appearances in the World Cup in 2006 and 2010, says home-based players must work harder to be able to make Kwesi Appiah’s squad...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah named icon for Milo U13 football tournament

Stephen AppiahFormer Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has been named brand ambassador for the 2014 Nestle Under-13 football tournament.The juvenile tournament is targeted at unearthing talents across the country, especially from primary schools in the rural areas.Appiah, who played for all of Ghana’s junior national teams in his glittering international career, advised the youngsters...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Juventus icon Stephen Appiah says Essien will succeed in Italy

Stephen AppiahFormer Juventus star Stephen Appiah believes compatriot Michael Essien will make a huge impact in Italy after joining giants AC Milan.Essien is expected to finalize his free transfer move from English giants Chelsea after completing a medical on Sunday.Appiah played nine years in Italy before moving to Turkish side Fenerbahce for three seasons.He returned to play for...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Essien using Stephen Appiah as model to succeed in Italy

Michael Essien has named Stephen Appiah as role model in ItalyGhana star Michael Essien has revealed he is keen to draw inspiration from the example set by Ghana legend Stephen Appiah in Italy. The 31-year-old completed his switch from English giants Chelsea to AC Milan on Friday night on free transfer and has been highly tipped for success.However, despite accepting all the praise...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Appiah close to signing for TP Mazembe- reports

Stephen AppiahBy Rahman OsmanEx-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah is rumoured to be close to signing for Congolese giants TP Mazembe.The 33-year-old announced last month he would be signing for a club in the New Year as he makes a return to competitive football.Unsubstantiated reports claim representatives of the former Juventus star have been contacted.Mazembe, owned by wealthy businessman...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Appiah also sees USA as Ghana’s toughest World Cup opponent

Stephen Appiah sees USA as tough customersEx-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah agrees with claims that USA will be the country’s toughest opponents at next year’s World Cup.Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has insisted Jurgen Klinsman’s men will be the biggest threat to his team’s chances of doing well at the global showpiece in Brazil.The African giants have beaten the Americans...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephen Appiah to sign for a new club in January

Stephen Appiah ready to return to action next January.Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah claims he will return to active football next month after an 18-month absence.Appiah has been without a club since ending a four-month spell with Serbian side FK Vojvodina in 2012.But the 33-year-old says he is close to clinching a deal with an unnamed club.”It is true I’m returning to the pitch...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-captain Stephen Appiah itching to assist Ghana at 2014 World Cup

Stephen AppiahEx-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has confirmed his readiness to accept an invitation to join the Black Stars technical team for next year’s FIFA World Cup finals.Current head coach Kwesi Appiah hinted he was prepared to name the ex-Juventus star in his backroom for the Brazil tournament.Appiah, who captained Ghana at the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany, says he will...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Ghana coach yet to request for Stephen Appiah’s World Cup role

Kwesi Appiah Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is yet to slap in a proposal to the Ghana FA over his desire to take Stephen Appiah along as a member of his backroom staff to the World Cup. The Black Stars trainer revealed in an interview earlier this month of his intention to add the former Ghana captain to his backroom staff for next year’s tournament in Brazil. But the coach is yet to...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah honoured at “Showbiz Honors”

Stephen Appiah and ex-president John Agyekum Kufuor Former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah was honoured  for his outstanding contributions to Ghanaian football and his community at the second edition of the “Showbiz Honors” over the weekend.  The former Juventus midfielder was selected for honours this year due to selfless contribution to Chorkor, the community in which...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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