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Soccer News of Wednesday, 13 May 2015

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Stephen Appiah: It's a Privilege to be a Football Player

Former captain of the Ghana Black Stars Stephen 'Tornado' Appiah has cautioned local players to be disciplined and count themselves privilege to be footballers.
Speaking in an interview at a meeting organized by the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG) with the captains of the sixteen premier league teams Stephen Appiah said, "When I was playing, I never bought a ticket for the numerous journey's I embarked on. I boarded business class, first class and what have you without paying a dime but today I'm retired and I bear the costs of everything and that is where you'll realize how privilege you are to be a football player."
"Now that you guys are in it you won't feel it, but when you get out like we are it's a totally different ball game so you guys are just privileged. I can bet you that some of us wish we are in your position still playing because some of the things you get is amazing," he said.
"If you don't take care of yourself and you are not disciplined enough all those privileges will come to nothing so be very mindful of where you are, appreciate where you are, be diligent in the sport and if you do that the sky will be the limit for you," he advised.