Former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has narrated the terrifying moment during his active playing career.
The former Juventus midfielder revealed that he suffered a cardiac arrest during his time with Italian giants that nearly ended his career prematurely.
”I had a knee operation in Turkey and left for Dubai for the rehab. Later in August I felt some pains in my system. By August –September, I couldn’t breathe properly and was panting even when lacing my boots,” he said on the Legends Show on GHOne.
”It became unbearable on October 18, 2007 when I was in camp ahead of a clash with Inter Milan and I complained to the club for more attention. It was scary.” he added.
Appiah 36, lead Ghana to its maiden world cup in Germany 2006.