Former Black Stars skipper has credited Nana Sanko for his football career. The former Juventus and Fernabache midfield jewel pinned down his successful football career to the eagle eye of the ace football administrator.
Stephen Appiah singles out Nana for his personal success on the football landscape and credited him for his arrival on the global family. The retired Black Stars inspirational captain, who has been hailed one of the finest breeds of footballers to have graced the colours of the Black Stars, openly showed his affection for Nana and called him one in million.
“I owe my football career to one Mr. Nana Sanko who discovered me when I was a kid.
“I see him not as a football administrator but a father figure.
“He spotted when I played for a local club around our school and admitted me into his under 10 side where I started my career”, Appiah told Fiifi Banson on the Legends Corner.
The retired skipper later rose through the ranks of Accra Hearts of Oak system to the captain status of the National team after a stellar career on a personal level. The former Juventus midfield played for all the junior national teams before leading the Black Stars to their first ever world cup in 2006.