“I snubbed Torino for Kotoko”-Appiah

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Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah has urged local players to  do away with money grabbing attitude and stay a bit longer in the Ghana premier league.

It’s been established that, Ghanaian footballers have developed a strong desire for seeking greener pastures just after one or two seasons of football in Ghana instead of playing a bit longer here.

This trend has been attributed to low salary levels and the lack of opportunities given to them in the Black Stars following the over reliance of foreign based players. Coach Appiah who preferred Asante Kotoko to a foreign contract in 1983 insists local players should make good decisions when it comes to their career choices

“Those days we never used to travel ”

“I remember  in 1983 there was a team in Italy called Torino they came and wanted to take me to Italy and i said Italy for what i am happy here  playing my team Kotoko and you want me to go to Italy”he told Starr Sports

“I was not even thinking about money because those days you feel proud wearing the Kotoko and the Black Stars jerseys and when you step out people will be calling you and you are happy so the idea of going outside was not something that people were looking at” he added

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