2014 World Cup: Stephen Appiah urges fans' patience for returning injured players
By Patrick Akoto
Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has urged fans to measure the criticism of players who are recuperating from injuries with the 2014 World Cup approaching.
Coach Kwesi Appiah is grappling with a number of injuries situations ahead of the World Cup.
AC Milan duo Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari are all sidelined with injuries while there is uncertainty over the return date for defender Isaac Vorsah.
France-based striker Abdul Majeed Waris only returned to action for Valencciennes last week after recovering from a setback.
There are fears the lack of fitness of some of their key stars could affect their sharpness ahead of the global piece in Brazil.
But former Ghana skipper Stephen Appiah is rallying fans to be patient with players who are on their road to recovery.
“When you return from injury, it will take time for you to get the rhythm, the confidence and all that so I am pleading with soccer fans to exercise patience when it comes to that level,” Appiah is quoted by Radio XYZ
The Africans are drawn in a difficult group G which comprises of USA, Germany and Portugal.