Stephen Appiah recounts the challenges he faced during his early football days

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Former Skipper of the Black Stars, Stephen Appiah has recounted the difficulties he faced during the early stages of his football career.

The former Juventus midfielder in an interview with Joy Sports revealed that he use to sleep in trotro in the early days of his career.

“I used to sleep in trotros and there were times I was woken up in the middle of the night to do some bad things but I said no because I just wanted to be a footballer,” he told Nathaniel Attoh.

The early difficulties didn’t stop Stephen Appiah from achieving his dreams of becoming a successful footballer.

He went on to become a footballer and played for Hearts of Oak, Udinese, Parma, Brescia, Juventus, Fenerbahçe, Bologna, Cesena and Vojvodina.

At international level, he represented Ghana at multiple tournaments, including the Olympics and World Cup.

He captained Ghana to it first ever World Cup in 2006, he again captained Ghana to another World Cup in 2010.

Stephen Appiah featured in 67 games for the Black Stars, scoring on 14 occasions. Appiah is regarded as one of the best captain’s the national team has ever had.

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