Former Black Stars captain, Stephen Appiah, has dropped his list of the greatest Black Stars between 1992 and 2021, and his list has raised eyebrows over who missed out.
Responding to a tweet by Betway Ghana, asking people to name their top 5 Black Stars players in the last 30 years, Stephen Appiah named himself, Michael Essien, Tony Yeboah, Abedi Ayew Pele and Richard Kingson as his top 5 picks.
Conspicuously missing from his list, was Ghana’s record goal scorer, Asamoah Gyan, who is widely considered as one of the country’s greats.
Appiah and Gyan played together at Ghana’s maiden appearance at the FIFA World Cup in 2006, and combine for Ghana’s first goal at the global showpiece, with Gyan applying the finish.
1. Stephen Appiah 😎
2. Abedi Pele
3. Tony Yeboah
4. Michael Essien
5. Richard Kingson https://t.co/xyE85ebgEM
— Stephen Appiah (@StephenAppiah) May 10, 2021
Appiah was Black Stars captain between 2004 and 2010, with Gyan later taking the mantle from 2012 to 2019.
Stephen Appiah and Asamoah Gyan made a combined 176 appearances for Ghana’s Black Stars, and together featured in three major tournaments.