The Ghanaian, a member of the historic African Winners Cup team in 1976, gave up the ghost at a private hospital located off Ososami Street, near Oke Ado area of Ibadan around 6.30am.
Appiah’s death came barely two months after reports that his illness and failure of his former employers, now known as Shooting Stars Sports Club, to come to his aid.
He was said to have been taken to the private hospital by some good spirited members of the church he attended before he died.
The Ghanaian-born player was one of the officials of the Shooting Stars Sports Club affected by reorganisation carried out by the Oyo State sports commissioner Dapo Lam Adesina last year.
His death has come at a time when the Ibadan club recently lost one of its illustrious former players and ex-Super Eagles striker Rashidi Yekini.