Fener quash Appiah rumours

15 years ago

Fenerbahçe SK has warded off any possible interest for Ghana captain, Stephen Appiah.

The Turkish club on Thursday issued a statement denying any interest in Stephen Appiah and affirming that the player wishes to stay at the club.

There had been much talk ahead of the re-opening of the European transfer window linking the Ghanaian star to a host of clubs, possibly in the English premiership.

But Fenerbahçe says Appiah, one of the club’s key actors is not contemplating leaving and has a contract which runs out in 2009 to honour.

“There have been a number of unfounded claims made in newspapers regarding a transfer of Stephen Appiah.

“Appiah has a contract with Fenerbahçe SK until 2009. The club needs unity in all competitions to be played in our centenary year and the whole club, from its director to its football player, is aware of its duties. Appiah is fulfilling his contract with this in mind.

“Our player is not thinking about leaving the club and the club is not thinking about parting with the player. The club has not received any official offer for or has been in negotiations for the outward transfer of Appiah.

“We see such speculation as an effort to create instability in our team,” the club statement read.