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Former Black Stars captain Stephen ‘Tornado’ Appiah has officially announced his retirement from active football at age 34.
Appiah started his professional football career with local club Accra Hearts of Oak before moving abroad.
The former Juventus star led Ghana to its first World Cup appearance in 2006 and also played a key role at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa where Ghana finished in the Quarter Finals.
Appiah will be mostly remembered for his dedication and commitment on the pitch.
Stephen Appiah has topped the trends on twitter as most tweets from Ghana make mention of him. Check out some selected tweets about his retirement below:
Stephen Appiah retires from football. Well he's been inactive since after the 2010 World Cup so it's no surprise.— Osagyefo (@AbeikuLytle) January 14, 2015
Happy birthday Stephen Appiah. You proved commitment to national duty doesn't belong to the stone ages. pic.twitter.com/TAJE1SquPo— Michael Oti Adjei (@OtiAdjei) December 24, 2014
He's been in his early 30s for the past decade "@Facosh: Ah Stephen Appiah is 34yrs? He dey grow backwards or what?"— Abu (@Afro366) December 24, 2014
Word problem: if Stephen Appiah is 34 in 2014 and was 32 in 2008, how often does he age ??— WanderLüst (@Sweyram) December 24, 2014
Hoy cumple 34 años el futbolista ghanés Stephen Appiah pic.twitter.com/O8eRj13Jls— Roy N'Coma (@RodrigoCornell) December 24, 2014
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