Ghanaian veteran midfielder Sulley Aliu Mutari has described the leadership qualities of former Black Stars captain Stephen “Tonado” Appiah as better for the Senior National Team than Asamoah Gyan’s.
Mutari, who had always been part of the national team until the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup incident which caused his suspension from the National team, praise Appiah for making the Black Stars attractive and competitive.
In his view, Appiah’s experience made him a better leader of the team compared to the current captain Asamoah Gyan.
He further states, “because Asamoah is just a young one, Stephen had been there for so long; he made the black stars sick”. In addition, “Appiah was amazing on the pitch and off the pitch, he made sure that we were comfortable around him, he was an amazing leader”
The Pescara midfielder concluded saying, “Asamoah is doing his best but Appiah is way ahead.” Mutari told starr FM.
Evidently, Appiah who ascended the Technical Coordinator position of the team after Akwesi Appiah’s reappointment as the coach of the black star captained the National team to its maiden world cup in Germany 2006 and also led the to the 2010 world cup in South Africa.
Story by: Donald Obeng (Level 300 JN A)