AFCON 2015: Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah tips Black Stars to go the long haul

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – JULY 02: Stephen Appiah of Ghana gestures in frustration during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Quarter Final match between Uruguay and Ghana at the Soccer City stadium on July 2, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Stephen Appiah By Rahman OsmanFollow on twitter @iamrahmanosmanIconic...
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EXCLUSIVE: Ghana winger Andre Ayew describes retired Stephen Appiah as the “best ever”

Stephen Appiah By Ameenu ShardowGhana winger Andre Ayew has hailed Stephen Appiah as the ‘best ever’ following the announcement of the ex Black Stars captain’s retirement from football.Appiah, 33, finally confirmed he is retiring from the game after two-years of inactivity.The former Juventus midfielder retires from football having achieved his wildest dreams as a boy – to...
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John Paintsil: Retired Stephen Appiah deserves state honour

John-Paintsil  Ghana international John Paintsil has called on the state to honor retired Stephen Appiah following his exploits with the national team.Appiah, announced his retirement on Wednesday in a unique way by sending a mail to all media houses.Paintsil who played alongside Appiah both at the 2006 and 2010 world cup says he deserves state honor.“He has to be honored by the...
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Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah haunted by 2010 FIFA World Cup semi-final miss

Stephen Appiah Retired Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah says he is yet to come to terms with the missed opportunity to reach the semi-final of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.The former Fenerbahce star came of the bench to play a cameo in the quarter-final defeat to Uruguay.Ghana had a last minute penalty in extra-time after Luis Suarez deliberately caught Dominic Adiyiah’s goal bound header...
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Ex-Ghana captain CK AKunnor urges retired Stephen Appiah to become a coach

Ex-Ghana captain CK Akunnor has advised his successor Stephen Appiah to consider coaching after the former Juventus star announced his retirement on Wednesday.Appiah has called time on a glittering career at age 33 but did not state his next move.Akunnor, who acquired his coaching badges after his playing career and handled Ghanaian sides Eleven Wise and Hearts of Oak, wants Appiah...
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Ex-Ghana international Mohammed Gargo hails retired Stephen Appiah

 Former Ghana midfield power house Mohammed Gargo, has hailed retiring Stephen Appiah as a perfect example of good leadership.Appiah, announced his retirement from football on Tuesday the 14th of January 2015, bringing an end to an illustrious career that has travelled over a decade.Mohammed Gargo former club mate of Appiah at Udinese and national team mates says Appiah leadership...
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Have Your Say: How do you rate Stephen Appiah in Ghana’s pantheon of legends

Stephen Appiah Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has confirmed he has retired from the game after over three decades. In a rare fashion, he announced his decision on Wednesday in statement sent to all media houses in the country.Appiah is one of the few Ghana players to have played for all national teams.He skippered Ghana to qualify and play in her maiden FIFA World Cup finals 2006...
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Ex-Ghana skipper Stephen Appiah confirms retirement

Ex-Ghana skipper Stephen Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah confirmed his retirement as a footballer on Wednesday after close to three decades on the field.The 33-year-old has decided to call it quit on a glittering career at both club and international level.Appiah captained Ghana to their first ever world cup birth in Germany and was a member of the side which came close to making...
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EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah to announce retirement this week

Stephen Appiah Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah will officially announce his retirement from football this week, can exclusively reveal.The 33-year-old has not played football the past two years and will officially confirm he has hung up his boots from the game that made him a global icon.The former Fenerbahce star could have lasted for long on the pitch but for...
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PICTURES: Sporting icons attend luxurious New Year party hosted by business mogul Kennedy Agyapong

Abedi Pele with party host Kennedy Agyapong Abedi Pele, Samuel Osei Kuffour, Azumah Nelson, Stephen Appiah and Ibrahim Tanko were some of the high profile sporting dignitaries who attended a lavish New Year party thrown by Ghanaian business mogul Kennedy Agyapong.The ex Asante Kotoko board member treated his distinguished hosts to a luxurious event at his Airport West residence on...
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Ex Ghana captain Stephen Appiah shocked by Asamoah Gyan’s exclusion from top CAF award

Asamoah Gyan was not named in the final shortlist for the CAF Player of the Year award despite impressive 2014 Ex Ghana captain Stephen Appiah is stunned by Asamoah Gyan’s exclusion from the final shortlist for the 2014 CAF African Player of the Year award.The Black Stars captain failed to make the final cut for the prestigious award which will be handed out on January 8 in Lagos...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Appiah joins Ghana technical team for 2015 AFCON

Stephen Appiah Former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah has confirmed he will be playing a role as a member of Ghana technical team for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.The 33-year-old is set for another role after ex-Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah named him in his backroom staff for the 2014 World Cup finalsHis job description has been disclosed but Appiah is expected to be the intermediary...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Appiah launches Ghana-made ‘Tornado’ football with ex GFA boss Brew-Buttler emerging highest purchaser

Stephen Appiah launched the ‘Tornado’ on Monday Former Ghana FA boss Nana Sam Brew-Buttler was the highest individual purchaser of the new ‘tornado’ footballs launched by Stephen Appiah on Monday.The new football which was designed in honour of the ex Black Stars captain received massive endorsements at its launch in a colourful ceremony held at the residence of the British...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Appiah would prefer to start coaching career in-charge of Ghana U17 team

Stephen Appiah By Rahman OsmanFollow Rahman on Twitter: @iamrahmanosmanEx-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah says he would love to start with the Ghana U17 coaching job if he decides to enter into coaching.Appiah believes starting with the youngsters would prepare him for the big jobs in future.The former Juventus player won the FIFA U17 World Cup at the 1995 finals in Ecuador and wants...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah insists he’s not retired but rules out playing for Hearts of Oak

Stephen Appiah Ex-Ghana Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah has ruled out a return to football after claiming he has to “concentrate on other stuff.”Appiah has not been in action the past two years but yet to announce his retirement from the sport.There were reports he would be play for his former club Hearts of Oak but the former Juventus and Fenerbahce is disinterested.Appiah...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Ghana Stephen Appiah calls for support for “Tornado” ball

Stephen Appiah Former Black Stars skipper has urged the nation to throw its weight for the “Tornado Ball”, an initiative of a collaboration between Alive and Kicking Ghana (A&K Ghana) and the Stephen Appiah Foundation (SAF). The Tornado Ball is a football produced in Ghana by Alive and Kicking Ghana, which produces and sells for charity and it will be launched on Monday 15th...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Appiah: Black Stars can end AFCON trophy drought in Equatorial Guinea

Ghana’s World Cup line-up Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah says the Black Stars have the credentials and pedigree to win the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.The Black Stars are without an African title since 1982 when they won it for a then record fourth time in Libya.But they have come on two occasions in 1992 (Senegal) and 2010 (Angola) tournaments.At next year’s...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Appiah- Ghana’s AFCON Group is no joke but we’ll qualify

Stephen Appiah By Rahman OsmanFollow Rahman on Twitter: @iamrahmanosmanEx-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah admits the Black Stars find themselves in a very tough Group at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations but insists the task is surmountable.The Black Stars were drawn in the Group C along side 1996 winners South Africa, favourites Algeria and a rejuvenated Senegal side.Appiah was skipper...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Kotoko veteran Stephen Oduro terrified by Rahim Ayew’s armed robbery attack

Stephen Appiah By Rahman OsmanFollow Rahman on Twitter: @iamrahmanosmanAsante Kotoko veteran Stephen Oduro says he is terrified by news that teammate Rahim Ayew escaped death by the skin of the teeth in an armed robbery attack.Rahim, the first son of Ghana legend Abedi Pele, sustained a gunshot wound on his right arm in the raid on Wednesday.Oduro who is very close to Rahim says...
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November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Ghana star Stephen Appiah wants to apply Pep Guardiola’s methods when he turns to coaching

[caption id="attachment_274551" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Stephen Appiah[/caption]By Rahman OsmanFollow Rahman on Twitter: @iamrahmanosmanEx-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah says he wants to implement the manuals of his former teammate Pep Guardiola when he ventures into coaching next year.  Appiah played a season with the Bayern Munich boss at Italian Serie A side Brescia.He...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ambassador Stephen Appiah in New York for Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves conference

Stephen Appiah in USA for Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. By Rahman OsmanFollow Rahman on Twitter: @iamrahmanosmanEx-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah is in New York, USA attending a conference for Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Stephen Appiah at Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves conference. He has joined icons such as compatriot Rocky Dawuni,Zhao Wei and Hilary Clinton...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ghana legend Stephen Appiah mourns late Italian football agent Domenico Ricci

Late Domenico Ricci  Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has mourned the passing of famous Italian footaball agent Domenico Ricci. Ricci died on Sunday after battling a short illness.The deceased Italian football agent was instrumental in the transfer of several Ghanaian players including Stephen Appiah, Sammy Kuffuor and Mohammed Gargo.Appiah has paid glowing tribute to the man who...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Ghana international Otto Addo questions Ghana FA’s criteria for selecting new coach

Otto Addo, right with former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah, has slammed the Ghana FA Former Ghana international Otto Addo has labelled the Ghana Football Association’s criteria for selecting a new coach for the Black Stars outmoded and cumbersome. Addo, a Hamburg SV youth team trainer, is worried by the processes employed by the GFA to find a replacement for the sacked Kwesi Appiah...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah ready to take bold step into coaching

Stephen Appiah Ex Ghana captain Stephen Appiah remains adamant he will go into coaching despite the increasing demands of the job.The 33-year-old has completed parts of his coaching badges in Europe but is yet to practice his acquired knowledge.Some ex Ghanaian footballers have enjoyed relative success since venturing into coaching after hanging up their boots.Ex Players such as...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex Ghana captain Stephen Appiah recommends revival of youth football to Presidential Commission

Ex Ghana captain Stephen Appiah Ex Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has made four strong recommendations – including the revival of colts football – to the Presidential Commission on how to move Ghana football forward.The 33-year-old impressed when he appeared before the commission to give his account of what went on in the Black Stars camp during the 2014 World Cup.Appiah was part...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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