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24.11.2008 Sports News

We Are Hopeful - Appiah

By Daily Guide
We Are Hopeful - Appiah

BLACK STARS skipper Stephen Appiah, who featured in the friendly goalless drawn game against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra last Wednesday, has expressed hope that Ghana will fare well in the Africa and World Cup qualifiers.

Speaking to DAILY GUIDE SPORTS in Accra after the game, Appiah said he and his colleagues would do everything possible to ensure that the squad maintained its winning ways.

He admitted that the task ahead was challenging, but he was confident that when his other colleagues such as Michael Essien, Laryea Kingston, Sulley Muntari, Asamoah Gyan, Anthony Annan and John Mensah who were recovering from injury, join the squad, Ghana would be the team to beat on the continent.

“We all know that Tunisia is one of the best teams in Africa. A goalless drawn game was not a bad result. We created more chances but we failed to utilize them, and it is not advisable to assess players in one match,” he advised.

According to Appiah, the new players who joined the team did well during the training and in the game.

The Black Stars skipper, who was full of praise for the fans for their overwhelming support all through the years, thanked God that he had fully recovered from injury, adding that he was ready to put pen on paper for any club that would approach him.

It would be recalled that Stephen Appiah who missed the Ghana 2008 Africa Cup tournament, got injured while he was with Fenerbahce of Turkey.

The injury compelled the Ghana skipper to stay out of action for over seven months.

Just recently he was declared a free agent by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) and is now training with Brescia. He has offers from Italy, Spain and England.

By Pierre Toto

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