Former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah is being urged to help revive juvenile football in Ghana.
This call was made by Supreme Court judge Justice Sulley Gbadegbe upon receiving an invitation from the former Juventus star as a representative of the Chief Justice.
Justice Gbadegebe alongside Justice Anin Yeboah, also a judge of Ghana’s Supreme Court lauded the exemplary life of Stephen Appiah during his playing career.
The 34-year-old is parading an array of world football stars in Accra for his testimonial match being organized by Primeval Media.
But Appiah who is noted for his several philanthropic deeds was again asked to help revive the dipping standards of juvenile football in the country.
‘Players serve as role models to the young ones so our players need to emulate you – that whatever they do might be emulated by the young generation,’ Justice Sulley Ggadegbe said.
‘As you leave with your name intact, we want to say congratulations.
‘You have actually played your part so well.’
A fund raising dinner will be held on the eve of the testimonial game on June 27.
This will help raise funds for the Stephen Appiah Foundation to continue with their several social intervention programs.
Justice Anin Yeboah who also serves on CAF’s Disciplinary Committee also had good things to say about the former Black Stars captain.
‘It is not every player who will play football and get to the zenith of the game,’ Justice Anin Yeboah noted.
‘You’ve played for Juventus and you’ll recall that very few Africans will have the opportunity to play at that level.
‘They call them the Old Lady of Italian football and have offered so much to world football.
‘If the history of football will be written in Ghana, it will not be complete without your name.
‘This is because you were the first person to captain the team to where we are now – that is to play at the highest level of football, the World Cup.’
For more Ghana football news visit www.ghanasoccernet.com
This article has 0 comment, leave your comment.