Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah will officially announce his retirement from football on Wednesday.
According to Allsports.com.gh the former Juventus and Fenerbahce star will now concentrate on charity work through his newly established Stephen Appiah Foundation.
Appiah has not played active football since ending a short-term deal at Serbian side Vojvodina two years ago.
At age 33, it is seen as early retirement for the talented midfielder who was sidelined for close to two years due to a career-threatening knee injury.
At the just ended World Cup finals in Brazil, he was part of Kwesi Appiahâ€™s technical team but had no space on the bench.
Appiah captained Ghana at their debut World Cup appearance in Germany 2006.
He quit international football after playing a bit-part role at the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa after making 67 caps and scoring 14 goals.
Appiah is one of the few Ghanaian players who have played for all national teams.