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Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah tips two sons to take after him

Published on: 16 August 2011

Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has tipped his two sons to become football stars in future.

Appiah, who is close to hanging up his boots, believes his first son Larry is brimming with the promising prospects with playing top-tier football.

He has likened the 11-year-old, a player of Juventus junior side, to former France captain Patrick Vieira.

"Larry started showing glimpses of a great player from age 4. He has several similarities with Vieira and I see him more as a long term answer to my replacement for Ghana," Appiah said.

"He has the qualities to grow to become a pillar for Ghana and possibly Juventus," he added.

Rodney is a promising winger and has also developed the love for the sport.

"Rodney fancied car racing but we talked him into going into soccer which he has readily accepted and we are all happy for him," Appiah he added.


  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    August 16, 2011 09:59 pm
    Happy family,love that.More grease to your elbows El-Capitano!
  • Francis de Assisi says:
    August 16, 2011 11:25 am
    Good news and good luck.
  • Broohm says:
    August 16, 2011 12:15 pm
    They re coming...
  • Kenneth Owusu Sabato says:
    August 16, 2011 12:55 pm
    Let them come..!
  • O.J says:
    August 16, 2011 01:11 pm
    They are about to unleash their potentials...that'z what we always preach about, "grass root"
  • chris-ips says:
    August 16, 2011 01:34 pm
    there is this saying that: crabs dont give birth to birds......... I hope and pray that their football career xceeds ur own....... God bless u......
  • Susan (Galaxy International) says:
    March 16, 2012 08:20 pm
    Stephen I think your first son is cute and I am going to British International soon so I will get to meet him in person because someone called Christopher told me all about your son.