Found November 22, 2012 on
Stephen Appiah says Asamoah Gyan is a perfect captain for the Black Stars
Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has no doubts Asamoah Gyan will be a successful leader of the Black Stars.
Gyan was installed new Ghana captain last month following the physical frailties of John Mensah.
The 26-year-old’s first major assignment will be to lead Ghana to end a 31-year trophy drought at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals in South Africa.
Appiah, who skippered Ghana to qualify for their debut World Cup finals in 2006, says the Al Ain striker can rally his teammates to win laurels.
“Asamoah (Gyan) is our concert man in the camp and the way he entertains the players, I think that everybody is going to love him and I think that he will do very well,” Appiah said.
Appiah quit international football after the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa where he played a cameo role.
The 31-year-old is on the market looking for a new club after ending a four-month loan spell at Serbian outfit FK Vojvod...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Asamoah Gyan has now scored 17 goals in 9 league matches for Al AIn
Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan scored twice as Al Ain beat Dubai Sporting Club 5-2 on Friday night in the UAE Etisat Pro League.
Gyan opened the scoring on three minutes and and sealed the heavy win from a spot-kick in the 67th minute.
In between his two goals were strikes from Australian Alex Brosque and a double from...
Stephen Appiah could join Damash Gilan
Iranian side Damash Gilan are reported to be interested in signing ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah.
The official website of the Iranian League reported last week the Rasht-based side want to sign him after rivals Persepolis FC could not tie him down.
Appiah, 31, trained with Persepolis but the club’s coach Manuel Jose rejected him despite...
Stephen Appiah did not undergo medical at Persepolis
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...
Watch Stephen Appiah slamming reports he failed a medical in Iran after his botched move to Persepolis.
Watch interview with Stephen Appiah with about his botched move to Iranian giants Persepolis, denying that he failed a medical.
Asamoah Gyan. The name that first comes into the mind of a European fan at the slightest mention of the UAE Pro League, especially if you’re a Sunderland supporter. The Ghanaian star has taken the league by storm since his move to Al Ain in the summer of 2011, and has continued his superb run of form, topping the goalscoring charts yet again. The league of course is not as popular...
Black Stars celebrating a goal during an international match
Ex-Ghana international Stephen Appiah wants massive support for the Black Stars to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals.
Appiah played in two Nations finals in 2000 and 2006 but was unable to end the country’s long search for the African title.
The 31-year-old was captain when Ghana failed to progress from the Group...