Former Ghana Black Stars captain, Stephen Appiah, has revealed his dissatisfaction with the fact that the Ghana Football Association (GFA) is not led by a former footballer.
He noted that many of his colleagues have been sidelined and not allowed to put their knowledge forward.
Speaking in an interview with Sompa TV, the player said there is more to football administration than just grammar, while advocating for former footballers to lead the sport.
“It’s sad because the contacts that we have and the people we can pick phones and call, when I mention names, you will be shocked,” he said.
“At times we don’t get the chance, I mean the legends, former players, we don’t get the chance…I have learnt something, football is run by footballers, it is not about English or the grammar. It is all about the wisdom…When I went to Italy, I didn’t understand Italian but when the coach communicates I get it.”
The former midfielder of Ghana Black Stars hopes one days ex-footballers will be wholly involved in the administration of football.
“I hope that one day if not Stephen Appiah, one of us will be there. We have the contacts. Some of us we are humble and if you know your value you don’t worry yourself about somethings,” he continued. “
Stephen Leroy Appiah, 42, was a member of the Ghana national team, which he has represented at the youth, Olympic, and senior levels. He captained Ghana at their World Cup debut in 2006 and at the 2010 World Cup.