Found November 19, 2012 on Ghanasoccernet:
PLAYERS: Stephen Appiah
Michael Essien remains committed to the Black Stars Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah insists compatriot Michael Essien remains committed to the Black Stars. Essien has been excused from next year’s African Cup of Nations after he pleaded with authorities to allow him to concentrate on club duties for Real Madrid. Critics have questioned his sense of patriotism and commitment to the national course but Appiah has moved quickly to water down on the growing animosity for the 29-year-old insisting he will return to play for the West African giants. “The player has gone through a lot serving his country. In 2008, he suffered a career threatening injury during a World Cup qualifier in Libya, which cost him and his club so much,” Appiah told Accra-based Happy FM “He bounced back to play for the national team during the 2010 Nations Cup, and again, he got injured which cost him his place in his club. Can you imagine if Madrid had not approached him and he lost his place completely at Chelse...

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