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Stephen Appiah not giving up on career
By Ameenu Shardow
Ex Ghana captain Stephen Appiah believes he still has what it take to succeed in modern day soccer.
The 31-year-old has been without a club since deciding against extending his short-term contract with Serbian club FK Vojvodina at the end of the last season.
Appiah who retired from international football after the 2010 World Cup is currently in the hunt for a new club after a last minute hitch to a move Iranian club Perspolis.
And contrary to beliefs age has caught up with the former Juventus and Fernerbahce man, Appiah insists he can still mix it up and excel in the midst of youthful and energetuic players.
“If you put me in the 25 players, trust me I will be the best,” he said.
“Football is not about running but the experience. They will run more than me for 90 minutes but I will be the best.
“Andrea Pirlo didn’t run throughout the 90 minutes at the Euro but he was the best player.”
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By Ameenu Shardow
Stephen Appiah has refused to throw in the towel following a recent botched move to Iranian club Perspolis.
The ex Ghana captain arrived in Tehran last week to sign for Perspolis but for a last minute hitch.
Reports are rife that coach of the side Manuel Jose simply does not want Appiah who came in through the recommendation of the...
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Former Ghana captain Stephen has rubbished reports he failed a medical at Iranian giants Persepolis FC.
Manager Jose Manuel refused to sign the former Juventus and Fenerbache midfielder after opting for younger players.
But local media reports went rife last week claiming the 31-year-old was refused a deal with the side on health...
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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.
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