By Ameenu Shardow
Stephen Appiah insists he will still emerge a gem in any football match despite being perceived as aged.
The former Ghana captain retired from international football in 2010 after leading the Black Stars to two successive World Cup finals.
He has since been focusing on his club career and has played in Italy for Cesena and Vojvodina in the Serbian top flight.
The 31-year-old however is adamant the star in him will be vaguely evident whenever he plays notwithstanding his age.
“People say I am too old but any game I play, I will excel,” he told Accra-based Asempa FM.
“Players who are not destructive in nature, I mean players with very high and good technique never fade out.
“The rather emerge the biggest stars when even playing against youngsters because they know as and when to use their energies.
“Ryan Giggs is a perfect example, despite his age he is able to outrun the youngsters in the Premiership not because he is more mobile and faster, but he knows the angles and spaces to run into and therefore they see him more.”
Appiah featured for the Black Stars in 69 games where he managed to score 16 goals before his retirement after the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.