Former Black Stars center back Samuel Osei Kuffour has lauded the leadership qualities of former Black Stars skipper Stephen Appiah during his time with the Black Stars.
Appiah was however the first Ghanaian skipper to secure a historic first-time World Cup qualification in 2006 when he was first handed the captaincy during a friendly encounter with Slovenia.
The former Bayern Munich player who made his debut with the Black Stars in 1994 was full of praise on Appiah for being a good leader.
“Stephen [Appiah] was the captain. When we qualified to the World Cup in 2006, he never did anything behind me. He showed me respect because I was there before him and honestly, I never thought of being a captain because it is just a band,” Kuffour told Nathaniel Attoh on Joy FM.
“You show your leadership on the field of play. Let me give you a scenario here, during the 2014 World Cup, Messi was the captain for Argentina but you could see inspiration came from Mascherano.”
“Stephen was a leader, I loved the way he conducted himself in terms of leadership..”
Stephen Appiah made 69 appearanceS for Ghana and scored a total of 15 goals since he made his debut in 1995.
By: Linus Siaw Nartey