By Ameenu Shardow
Stephen Appiah is humbled by the massive reception accorded by the locals in Tamale and says he wants more of such rural events.
The stars were in the Northern Regional capital to commence a peace campaign organized by the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG) in conjunction with the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE).
The initiative which will span a three-month period will see the organization of several events geared towards promoting and enhancing peace in Ghana ahead of the general elections on December 7.
And the former Ghana captain who led a host of current and former footballers to send the whole Tamale township agog right from the airport to the stadium with their presence is craving for more of such events in the rural areas just to put the smile on the faces of the people who rarely get the opportunity to meet them in person.
“It is an unbelievable reception and I am honoured to play here today,” he said.
“We have all the events in Accra and Kumasi and you can see the people are very happy.
“I hope it is not going to be the last one, we will organize something to make sure we show ourselves more to the people on this side.”