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Football Should be Managed by Footballers, it’s not about Grammar – Stephen Appiah

by Magdalene Abedi
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Football Should be Managed by Footballers, it's not about Grammar - Stephen Appiah

Stephen Appiah, a former captain of the Ghana football team, expressed his desire for a former player to someday oversee the management of the national game.

He pointed out that many of his former colleagues have been marginalized and aren’t being permitted to share their expertise.

In an interview with Sompa TV, Stephen Appiah argued that the football administration is not solely about grammar while supporting the idea of having former players oversee the sport.

“It is about insights, that is why when I went to Italy, without speaking Italian I could understand the coach who was speaking Italian. I hope that one day, not me Stephen Appiah necessarily, but I hope one day; one of us will get to lead and we will all support, ” he pointed out.


When Ghana made history in 2006 by qualifying for its first-ever FIFA World Cup in Germany, the former midfielder served as the team’s captain.

Appiah played 67 times for the Black Stars and scored 14 goals after progressing through the ranks from U-17 and U-20.

Because of his role in bringing about a flat bonus structure for both domestic and international players, he is widely considered one of Ghana’s best captains in history.

Appiah hasn’t played football in any manner since he retired, preferring to serve as an ambassador for brands instead.

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