Abesim, April 13, 2023
The former Ghana Black Stars’ captain, Stephen Tornado Appiah has urged young footballers to at all times demonstrate high level commitment and self discipline in their football journey.
Commitment to work hard, couple with self discipline is a key pillar behind every successful life, advised when celebrated the 2023 Easter holidays with people of Sunyani, the Bono Regional capital.
The El Capitano, soccer icon pay a courtesy call on Madam Justina Owusu-Banahene, the Bono Regional Minister at the Regional Coordinating Council and the Bono Regional Chief Imam in Sunyani.
The Captain Fantastic, Mr. Appiah’s visits were ahead of a special Inter-Community Soccer Gala organized for him at Abesim.
It was for a special recognition and presentation of a citation for his extraordinarily selfless and dedicated service to Ghana during his time as player and leader of the team.
Mr. Ransford Antwi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a Sunyani based Suncity Radio led the exercise on behalf of the organizers.
Mr. Antwi noted “if there’s one Ghanaian who deserves to be celebrated, then Stephen Appiah is the person, with no doubt”.
He said Mr. Appiah’s “desire to always give off his best whenever he donned the National colours is something Ghanaians will never forget”
That, together with his utmost achievement of leading the Black Stars in 2006 to our first World Cup in Germany was something remarkable.
Mr. Antwi, who said was “very close to the Black Stars during the Dujkovic era, leading to Ghana’s first ever qualification to the football World Cup, saw the leadership qualities of Stephen Appiah and will continue to hold him in high esteem”.
He stated Stephen Appiah serves as the perfect role model for Ghanaian footballers.
In that regard, Mr. Antwi with the greatest respect called on President Nana Akufo-Addo to as matter of importance honour the illustrious son of the land, Stephen Appiah to help inspire future generations.
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