Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah puts Hearts on RED ALERT

Stephen AppiahHearts are on RED ALERT after ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah revealed he was far from retiring from the game.Appiah, 33, told Accra-based Joy FM on Tuesday that he was still active and had no plans of hanging up his boot anytime soon.The news has put Hearts on alert to attempt persuade their former star to re-join his boyhood club.Appiah has insisted in the past that...
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Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah wants to return to active football at club level

Stephen AppiahEx-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has revealed he has not quit football and wants to revive his club career.The former Juventus and Fenerbahce star has been without a club since ending a four-month stint at Serbian side Vojvodina two seasons ago.Appiah quit international football after the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa but wants to sign for a new club.“I haven’t...
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Ghana World Cup star Albert Adomah reveals how Stephen Appiah played a peacemaker’s role in camp

Albert AdomahBy Rahman OsmanFollow Rahman on Twitter @iamrahmanosmanGhana winger Albert Adomah has heaped praise on ex-captain Stephen Appiah for his maturity in calming down tempers in camp during their “chaotic” campaign at the 2014 World Cup. There was disquiet in camp caused by the opening 2-1 defeat to USA and the delay in unpaid appearance fees.Reports of player indiscipline...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ghanaian Hollywood star Boris Kodjoe visits Black Stars in Miami

Boris Kodjoe with Kevin-Prince Boateng and Stephen Appiah in MiamiBy Ameenu ShardowFollow on Twitter @alooameenuGhanaian Hollywood star Boris Kodjoe was a special guest at the Black Stars training session on Saturday in Miami.The 41-year-old actor and model came to offer his support to the Ghana team as they grind towards the end of their preparations for the 2014 World Cup.Kodjoe...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ghana (Brazil 2014 World Cup Preview)

World Soccer Talk writer, Dan Adu-Gyamfi joins the podcast to talk about Ghana. The previews continue as the pod hit Africa for the down low on Stephen Appiah and the Black Stars. Check out Dan’s writing here. Let’s Talk World Soccer: World Soccer Talk: @worldsoccertalk Kartik: @kkfla737 Kris: @KHeneage Matt J: @MattJFootball Matt L: @MattsMusings1 Morgan: @morgangreen Laurence...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 World Cup: Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah leads Black Stars gym work in Miami

Stephen Appiah showing off his muscles.By Rahman OsmanFollow Rahman on Twitter: @iamrahmanosmanEx-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah took part in the Black Stars gym work from their pre-World Cup camping base in Miami, USA.Appiah tried to point out to the current crop of players how important it was to keep your body in shape and how he has kept his fitness despite not playing active football...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 World Cup: Ghana ace Michael Essien empathizes with injured Jerry Akaminko

Stephen Appiah (left), Jerry Akaminko (middle) and Michael Essien.Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has consoled teammate Jerry Akaminko who has been ruled out of the World Cup due to injury.Akaminko was stretchered off late on in Saturday’s friendly against the Netherlands after landing awkwardly from an aerial challenge.Ghana’s doctors confirmed he fractured his ankle and will...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 World Cup: Ghana coach praised for Stephen Appiah’s appointment

Kwesi AppiahBy Rahman OsmanFollow Rahman on Twitter: @iamrahmanosmanFormer Ghana Football Association chairman Alhaji Lepowura MND Jawula has lauded Kwesi Appiah for his decision to name former skipper Stephen Appiah in his backroom staff.Appiah captained the Black Stars to qualify and play at the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals in Germany.He quit international football after the 2010...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 World Cup: Ex-captain Stephen Appiah, coach Arday named in Ghana backroom staff

Stephen Appiah has been named to join the Ghana backroom staff at the World CupLegendary ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has been named to join the Black Stars backroom staff to inspire the players at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi confirmed the appointment during a press conference in Accra on Monday as the Black Stars plans for the tournament were...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 World Cup: Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah left out John Mensah due to fitness concerns

John MensahGhana coach Kwesi Appiah left out experienced defender John Mensah in his provisional World Cup squad due to concerns over his fitness. Mensah, 31, was hoping to gatecrash the country’s squad for the global piece after he joined Slovakia side Nitra FC.But his persistent injuries did not allow him to make a case for himself after featuring only three times for the side...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Appiah hails Asamoah, Juventus over title success – urges midfielder to excel at World Cup

Stephen Appiah has hailed Kwadwo Asamoah for winning title with JuventusEx-Juventus midfielder Stephen Appiah has hailed his Ghana compatriot Kwadwo Asamoah for helping the Italian club to win the Serie A title, challenging the makeshift left-back to excel with the Black Stars at the World Cup in Brazil next month.Appiah hailed the Juventus players for the emphatic way they clinched...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ghana unveil celebrity ambassadors for 2014 World Cup

Ex Ghana captain Stephen AppiahEx Ghana stars Stephen Appiah and Anthony Baffoe were amongst a host of celebrities unveiled as ambassadors to champions Ghana’s off-the-field campaign at the 2014 World Cup.The official unveiling which was held on Wednesday was to out-door some Ghanaian celebrities who are expected to use their iconic status to promote Ghana and raise funds for several...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 World Cup: Legend Stephen Appiah hails Ghana coach as the perfect leader for Black Stars

Kwesi AppiahEx-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has touted Kwesi Appiah as the ‘perfect’ leader of the Black Stars ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Appiah will guide the Africans to the World Cup in the South American country, becoming the first indigenous coach to do so.The Black Stars find themselves in a difficult group G alongside old foes USA and Germany as well...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 World Cup: Essien hails Ghana FA for backroom staff role for ex-captain Appiah

Stephen Appiah (left) and Michael EssienBy Rahman OsmanFollow Rahman on Twitter: @iamrahmanosmanAC Milan ace Michael Essien has praised the Ghana Football Association for including ex-captain Stephen Appiah his the Black Stars backroom staff for the World Cup.Essien, who has described Appiah as the most technically complete Ghanaian player, believes his vast experience will be key...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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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April 19, 2014  |  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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April 04, 2014  |  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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April 02, 2014  |  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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March 30, 2014  |  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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March 28, 2014  |  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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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex Ghana captain backs Black Stars players to demand more cash before Brazil World Cup

Appiah led Ghana to the 2006 and 2010 World Cup Former international Stephen Appiah has asked the current Black Stars players to demand for more money ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup to cater for their lives after  they hang their boots.  Ghana’s players will receive $75,000 as appearance fee each with $15,000 also earmarked as winning bonuses at the global showpiece, a fee...
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March 28, 2014  |  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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March 28, 2014  |  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
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