2010 World Cup: Stephen Appiah Accepted To Sit On The Bench For Black Stars To Win – Kevin-Prince Boateng

Former Ghanaian forward Kevin-Prince Boateng has attributed Black Stars impressive run at the 2010 World Cup to the selfless attitude of the senior players, including Stephen Appiah.

Appiah, despite being the skipper, accepted a substitute role in South Africa, and gave his all anytime he was called upon as the Black Stars became only the third African country to reach the quarter-finals.

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According to him, Appiah’s selflessness was one of the things that helped unified the Black Stars to excel in only their second appearance in the tournament, as he analysed Ghana’s shock exit from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

“In 2014, our squad was must stronger, but in 2010, we were a team, and we played as a team.

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People accepted to be on the bench and big players like Stephen Appiah who knew that it was time for the younger players to play accepted the decision and supported them.” Boateng said.

The Hertha Berlin forward added that the senior players sacrificed their personal gains so that the team could achieve the collective goal of excelling in the tournament and making Ghanaians proud.

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They were there supporting us even though they were not playing regularly and that’s what the current Black Stars needed, but they don’t have the spirit and togetherness,“ he added.

Boateng thought if the same thing was done in Cameroon, Ghana wouldn’t have exited the Afcon after the first round.

Source: Ghanasoccernet.com

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