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Stephen Appiah: Former Black Stars captain wants ex-players to lead Ghana football

Former captain of the Black Stars, Stephen Appiah hopes that ex-footballers in Ghana should be involved in the administration of football.

The 42-year-old is discontent at the drop in performances of the national teams following the first round exit of the Black Stars at their last two international tournaments.

Ghana were knocked in the group stages of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2022 Fifa World Cup.

According to Appiah, football is run by footballers and if the game will thrive in Ghana then it is time to involve the legends.

“It’s sad because the contacts that we have and the people we can pick phones and call, when I mention names, you will be shocked,” he said on Sompa TV.

“At times we don’t get the chance, I mean the legends, former players, we don’t get the chance.

“I have learnt something, football is run by footballers, it is not about English or the grammar. It is all about the wisdom.

“When I went to Italy, I didn’t understand Italian but when the coach communicates I get it.”

Appiah played a brief role as Black Stars team manager during Kwesi Appiah’s last spell as coach of the Black Stars.

The former Juventus and Fenerbahce midfielder led Ghana as captain  to qualify for their maiden Fifa World Cup in 2006.

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