PHOBIA: Stephen Appiah to play for Hearts in Presidents’ Cup

This year’s Republic Day celebration will be spectacular in all respects following the unique sporting dimension which has been added to it.

The two oldest rivals in the capital, Accra Hearts of Oak and Great Olympics, clash in a thrilling duel which is expected to draw the entire nation’s attention to the Accra Stadium on Wednesday, 1st July 2015.

Featuring for Hearts of Oak is former Fenerbahce and the first ever captain to lead the Black Stars to the World Cup, Stephen Appiah.

According to, the ex-Juventus central midfielder feels honoured at the prospect of donning the Hearts of Oak jersey once more after calling off his football career completely.

Appiah officially announced his retirement from active football at age 34 in January this year.

He began his career at local club Hearts of Oak in 1995, at 15 years of age. In 1996 he had trials with Galatasaray’s youth squad but was not signed and he returned to Hearts of Oak.

In 1997 he moved abroad to join Italian Serie A side Udinese.

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