Ex Ghana captain Stephen Appiah on Wednesday, paid a courtesy call on the Asantehene, Otumfuor Osei Tutu II to officially invite him to his testimonial match.
The call was to formally extend an invitation to the highly respected king to attend the Dinner and Testimonial Match, in honour of the former Black Stars captain, after retiring from active football.
Appiah, who was accompanied by officials of Primeval Media, Organisers of the two events to the palace said he could not organise such an event without informing the great king.
“You played a very key role for the Black Stars, when i was the captain of the Black Stars. Your frequent visits to camp any time we have a match in Kumasi was enough inspiration for us.
“Your presence alone in camp was enough to see us through most our matches and it was no surprise we qualified for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
“I am therefore extending a formal invitation to you to be part of this event and grace the occasions for us.” he told the gathering.
Appiah, was given the traditional chorus that signifies acceptance of his invitation at the palace.
The former Black Stars captain is expecting a large number of football stars within and outside the continent to participate in his much awaited Testimonial Match on June 27 in Accra.
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