24 August 2017

Coach Appiah launches Foundation for retired footballers – Starr Fm

Black Stars  coach Kwesi Appiah has launched his foundation at a brief ceremony was held at the Accra City Hotel on Thursday afternoon.

 Appiah wants to improve the plight of retired footballers by providing financial, health aid and skill development.

The Kwesi Appiah will be supervised by a five-member board of Trustees including Samuel Nana Brew-Butler (Chairman), HE Amarkai Amarkai Amartefio (Member), Air Vice Marshall Issifu S. Kadri (Member), Mr. Emmanuel Adu Sarkodie (Member) and himself.

The ex-Ghana captain has fulfilled the promise he made just after he had been re-appointed as Ghana coach in May this year.

”The objective of the foundation is to assist retired players and former national athletes in different ways. I have for this reason dedicated a percentage of my salary in that regard. Today’s inauguration of my board of Trustees, the Foundation begins a journey that I hope will change many lives,” he told the press

Appiah will  start preparation with  the Black Stars come next week Monday for next  Friday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Congo.

Meanwhile, the foreign base  players are expected in the country over the weekend.

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