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

Published on: 19 May 2014
Kwesi Appiah

By Rahman Osman

Follow Rahman on Twitter: @iamrahmanosman

Former 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 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa and remains highlighted

The current crop of players have great veneration for the former Juventus and Fenerbahce star.

Alhaji Jawula says Appiah, who is a unifier, will help pull the team together for them to achieve their objective.

"Everybody in Ghana knows what Stephen Appiah means to Ghana football and the coach knows him even better," Jawula told

"Just look at Real Madrid and see what Zidane is doing there and you will quantify the influence of an inspirational figure within the team.

"I think Kwesi Appiah deserves some commendation for his decision to bring him on board."

Appiah made 68 appearances for Ghana and scored 17 goals.


  • Bayonet says:
    May 20, 2014 11:58 am
    Assemblyman you are right on point
  • Assemblyman says:
    May 19, 2014 09:07 pm
    I look forward to having a real football personality taking up the post of an FA president than these bureaucratic lawyers there.Since their experiences will help them run the FA better and maybe corruption free.I expect Sammy kuffour ,Tony baffoe and the likes to step up their games for that reason..For Stephen Appiah,it's a good idea that Akwasi honored him with this World Cup trip.Its well deserved.Yes! I expect it not to end there,he should be honored properly for his contribution to Ghana football.than just a trip to Brazil.if we wake up to hear that the government had named a street or an institution after him.i am sure most of us will be very happy with that decision.Appiah left many high profiled matches at club level to honor invitations by the FA to play friendly matches even on a gutter to gutter park on his own some point he was paying winning bonuses to players from his own pocket.sammy kuffour also helped too.we shouldn't wait till they are dead before honoring them.of what use will it be?since he won't see those honors after death. It's been good also that the corporate world are honoring Akwasi Appiah for qualifying Ghana to the World Cup.they should also do the same for Stephen Appiah ,Sammy kuffour and the they will know that they are remembered by Ghanaians and society at large ..
  • navy seal USA says:
    May 19, 2014 06:10 pm
    Selfmade wo maame twe mu nsu...l only come to insult selfmade lm gonna do this for two years. .Selfmade wo maame twe. Kankankan
  • ras nick says:
    May 19, 2014 06:18 pm
    Why are u guys acting like fools, go find urself some job or hobby and stop fooling around.
  • boobo says:
    May 19, 2014 06:27 pm
    hahaha Damn! This guy needs a job !!!