Former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah believes the country’s football should be led by former players rather than those who can speak English fluently.
Appiah, in an interview, expressed his frustration that many former players and legends do not get the opportunity to be involved in football administration.
According to him, it is not about one’s ability to speak English or use complex grammar, but rather their insights and understanding of the game.
“Legends and former players are not getting the chance around football administration. I have learnt something, that football is run by footballers. It is not the grammar or English that you speak,” he said on Sompa FM.
“It is about insights, that is why when I went to Italy, without speaking Italian I could understand the coach who was speaking Italian.
“I hope that one day, not me Stephen Appiah necessarily, but I hope one day; one of us will get to lead and we will all support.”
Appiah, who led Ghana to their first World Cup in 2006, retired from football in 2012, and since then has been a member of the Black Stars backroom staff for the 2014 World Cup, as well as a member of the Black Stars management committee until recently.
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