No timeline for Appiah to get fit

14 years ago

No timeline has been set for Black Stars captain, Stephen Appiah, to get match fit ahead of next year's African Cup of Nations to be hosted by Ghana.

Fred Pappoe, Vice President of the Ghana Football Association says the FA is not going to place the captain on a specific timeline to prove his fitness for the tournament.

"We don't want to put a timeline to questions regarding Stephen Appiah's fitness," Fred Pappoe told the BBC.

"He doesn't deserve that kind of additional psychological stress.

"The deadline we have is the Caf deadline, where we have to send the names of our players by the 10th of January.

"Effectively we are prepared to wait as long as we can to make sure our captain gets properly cleared as a player who is fit to take part in...the Nations Cup."

Stephen Appiah, has struggled to be match fit after returning from injury almost two months ago.

The Fenerbahce player last week travelled to Italy for doctors to have a look at his injured knee and remains hopeful of leading the Black Stars to the competition.

"I want my fellow countrymen and women to know I will do all it takes to be available for Ghana when the African Cup of Nations starts," he said.

"I really want to help my country win the trophy on 10th February."