Nyantakyi: Appiah was the best Black Stars captain

Sports News of Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Source: Starrfmonline.com

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Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi has described former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah as the best skipper of the senior national team that he has worked with so far.

Since his election into office as president of the GFA in 2005, the CAF Executive Committee member has seen the Black Stars captain’s armband handed to three different players including Appiah, John Mensah and now Asamoah Gyan.

Nyantakyi believes Appiah has been the best leader of the trio.

“I dare say in my opinion you were the best captain,” the GFA capo told ‘The Tornado’.

“My measurement of success is not only based on winning of trophies, but provision of good leadership, leading the team and ensuring stability in it, building good rapport among players and between players and management and also ensuring that there is harmony and mutual respect.”

He added: “And these were the hallmarks of your leadership when you were the captain of the Black Stars.”

The former Juventus midfielder will be holding his testimonial game on Saturday, June 27 at the Accra Sports Stadium.