Stephen Appiah laments exclusion of former players – Running football is not about big grammar

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Former Ghanaian national football team captain Stephen Appiah has advocated for more chances for former players to oversee the organization of the sport in the nation.

In an interview with Kumasi-based Sompa Radio, Appiah said that despite their unique perspectives and knowledge of the sport, former players are frequently passed over for administration posts in favor of technocrats.

He emphasized that having a thorough understanding of the game is more important than being fluent in another language.

In Ghanaian football circles, Appiah is regarded highly for guiding the Black Stars to their first World Cup berth in 2006. Appiah has not yet taken on any managerial positions, in contrast to several of his former coworkers who have pursued coaching positions.

Technocrats have always run the Ghana Football Association, and there aren’t many ex-players who work in management. Appiah dreams of the day when a former player will be given the chance to lead and receive everyone’s support.


The former Fenerbahçe star also expressed regret for previously funding the Black Stars with his own money.

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