Former captain of the Black Stars Stephen “Tornado” Appiah has disclosed how he fulfilled his dream of becoming Ghana’s captain.
The former Juventus man who’s undoubtedly one of the most influential captains the national team has ever had led the team from 2002 to 2010. He in the process became the first captain to qualify the nation to a FIFA World Cup in 2006.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with renown journalist Kwabena Yeboah, Stephen Appiah disclosed how he became captain of the national team.
“It was a friendly game against Slovenia, it was launch time and we were preparing for the game when the Coach then (Milan Živadinović) named me as the captain,” the former Fenerbahçe man told GTV.
“Olele (Richard Kingston) was sitting next to me so I raised my hand and told the Coach “Olele” is here and he was the senior player in the team so I think he should be the captain.
“Whiles I was talking, Olele just tapped me on the shoulder and told me Stephen you will lead us.”
Stephen Appiah captained the national team from May, 2002 to August, 2010. He led Ghana to 2 FIFA World cups, Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010.