Ghana Line Up Argentina Friendly As Stephen Appiah Testimonial In Accra


    Ghana are in talks to play Argentina in Accra as a befitting testimonial to ex-captain Stephen Appiah, can exclusively reveal.

    The Black Stars will play for the former world champions in June to give its most celebrated player the right send off party.

    The game will be played in Accra – the hometown of Appiah – and at the stadium where the inspirational captain started his career.

    But the match will take place only if the Ghana Football Association (GFA) agrees to the terms of the contract tabled by their Argentine counterparts.

    The game is being scheduled for June, the end of the season in Europe, to ensure that all the Ghana key players are available.

    The Argentina national team features some of the best players in the world like Messi of Barcelona and Tevez of Manchester City.

    It is the second big friendly game in a row that the GFA in planning under the successful reign of the Kwesi Nyantakyi as it leader and Fred Pappoe as the deputy.

    They have managed to arrange a friendly against England at the senior level – the first time in the history of the country.

    The GFA has been discussing the right send off party for Appiah to celebrate his contribution to the recent successes of the Black Stars.

    Under the Italy-based player, Ghana qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 2006 and he led to team to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa – the first time it was held in Africa.

    The Black Stars were uninspiring in the 1980s and 1990s despite having world class as serious infighting and factions affected the team.

    Appiah united the Black Stars and with unflinching commitment to his country, the former Juventus star led the country to decent World Cup appearances.

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    Ghana Line Up Argentina Friendly As Stephen Appiah Testimonial In Accra