Appiah in no rush to coach Ghana

Legendary Ghanaian midfielder Stephen Appiah is in no rush to coach the Black Stars.

The former Juventus star, who retired from professional football in 2012, recently served as Ghana national team technical coordinator.

“It’s always good to start from somewhere,” Appiah told Footballmadeinghana.

“I am not rushing to coach the senior national team, I have to get the experience [first].

Appiah began his football career at Ghanaian giants Hearts of Oak in 1995, at 15 years of age.

In 1996, he had trials with Turkish giants Galatasaray’s youth squad but was not signed and he returned to Hearts of Oak.

“So, to get the experience from somewhere, why not join Accra Hearts of Oak, I will learn under the Hearts of Oak coach,” he continued.

“And If I have the chance to handle the [Ghana] U17’s, that’s where I would [like to] start from.”

Appiah moved abroad to join Italian Serie A side Udinese, where he initially played as a striker in 1997.

He captained Ghana at their FIFA World Cup debut in 2006 and was a member of their squad for the 2010 World Cup.

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Staff Reporter