Stephen Appiah, former captain of Ghana’s national football team, the Black Stars, has expressed his desire to contribute to the growth and development of football in the country. In an interview on Sompa FM, he stated that former players should be given the opportunity to play a leading role in the sport.
Appiah, who is widely regarded as one of Ghana’s greatest footballers, believes that football is best run by those who have played the game at a high level. He emphasized that it’s not just about using the right language or grammar, but rather having a deep understanding of the game.
“Sometimes the legends, the former players don’t get the chance. I have observed that football is run by footballers. It is not about the grammar that you will use. I hope that one of us will one day have the chance to come and lead Ghana football,” he said.
He added that former players are often humble and eager to help, and that they should be given the opportunity to make a difference in the sport they love.
Since retiring from professional football, Appiah has been involved in various aspects of the sport in Ghana. He has served as part of the Black Stars’ technical team and as a management committee member of the national team.
Appiah’s comments come at a time when there is a growing call for a new generation of football administrators in Ghana. The sport has been marred by controversies in recent years, including allegations of corruption and mismanagement.
Many believe that former players like Appiah could bring a fresh perspective to the sport and help to restore its integrity. As someone who has played at the highest level and has a deep understanding of the game, he could be a valuable asset to Ghanaian football.
It remains to be seen whether Appiah will be given the opportunity to contribute to the day-to-day operations of football in Ghana. But his willingness to help is a positive sign for the sport and its fans in the country.