Ghana Black Stars Players Talk Too Much, Says Former Captain
Former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah believes the current crop of national team players “talk too much.”
Appiah, who captained the Stars to their two previous appearances at the Fifa World Cup in 2006 and 2010, feels there is a tendency to lose focus when players speak on too many occasions ahead of crucial matches.
“The players talk too much,” he said in an interview with Asempa Sports adding that “during my time we were not talking too much.”
“Essien, Sulley and I were not talking too much.” They should keep quiet and let their feet do the talking.”
Ghana suffered a painful 1:0 loss to Zambia in 2014 World Cup qualifier last Saturday but Appiah is confident that the Stars can still secure qualification drawing on the team’s previous experience in 2005.
“I remember we lost our first game against Burkina Faso in 2005 but we still qualified (for the 2006 World Cup).”
The one-time inspirational captain of the Stars also said “we should encourage Kwasi Appiah to succeed.”
Appiah, who made his debut for the Black Stars in 1996, played a major role during his playing time of the Black Stars as he made 68 appearances and scored 17 goals.
He retired from the national team after the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa and currently plays for Serbian side Vojvodina.