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Ex-Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah to contest as Independent Candidate ahead of 2024 elections

Former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah is set to enter the political fray by rubbing shoulders with notable personalities in the upcoming general elections.

Appiah will vie for the Ayawaso West Wuogon parliamentary seat in the December polls.

The surprising news was disclosed by a close associate, Fiifi Tackie, who also serves as the spokesperson for the Ayew family.

In his bid for office, Appiah will face stiff competition from the incumbent Member of Parliament, Lydia Seyram Alhassan and actor, John Dumelo of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Stephen Appiah gained fame for leading the Black Stars as captain to their historic qualification for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

He also captained the team during their second World Cup qualification for the 2010 tournament in South Africa.

Ghana at various levels, from youth to senior teams.

He played for clubs such as Hearts of Oak in the Ghana Premier League, as well as Udinese, Parma, Brescia, Juventus, Fenerbahçe, Cesena, and Vojvodina.

In total, he earned 67 caps for the Black Stars and scored 15 goals.

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