Former Kumasi Asante Kotoko captain, Kwasi Appiah has revealed it was Opoku Nti who convinced him to join the Ghanaian giants.
Appiah, who is now the current coach of the Black Stars said he slept in the same room with the Kotoko striker when he gained his call up to play for the national team.
‘Kotoko had about 15 players in the national team’ when I went to the camp, he said on Kessben Sports.
But before he became a footballer, he said his father did not want him to play football so he was not concentrating on football although he was playing Inter Schools in Sunyani.
Appiah said during his first year at Opoku Ware School, he was selected to join the school team and played for the team for 5 years.
‘After pounding fufuo, my mother would tell me to go and play football whenever I go to Sunyani’
He said he got selected to play for a team in Wenchi which had qualified to play in the middle league in Kumasi.
He then got selected to play for the national Under-23 side and Coach Afrane who had then signed for Prestea Mine Stars signed him to the club.
And it was Coach Afrane who switched him from his attacking position to his defensive role during a game they played against Kotoko.
One year after playing for Prestea Mine Stars, he gained his first call-up to the national team and that was where he met Opoku Nti.
by: Nana Asabere