‘I used my own money to pay for plane tickets, winning bonuses of Black Stars Players’ – Ghana’s favourite captain Stephen Appiah discloses


Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has  shed more light on how he used to pay for flight tickets for his teammates when the national team wasn’t attractive to players.

The former Juventus CF star has disclosed that he even used his own money to pay for the winning bonuses of his international teammates when he was made captain.

Appiah said this when he expressed his disappointment at how football is being run in the country at the moment.


The former Fenerbache player feels that his sacrifices haven’t been appreciated enough and said he hopes things improve soon.

“One thing that is painful is that, some of us we are very humble. But when you know your value, you don’t want to do certain things or mingle with certain people. We all want to help because we have helped before even if it wasn’t enough,” Appiah told Sompa TV.


“There was a time everybody (players) had no interest in playing for Black Stars. There was a time I had to pay for players’ plane tickets to Ghana and there was a time I paid winning bonuses.


“So today if I see how things are been done, I ask myself why did I waste my money? But we hope that one day it will be well.”


The 42-year-old also stated that he wishes to one day see an ex-footballer leading the administration of the sport in the country as the Ghana Football Association president.

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