Stephen Appiah, the former captain of the Black Stars, was overwhelmed with grief when he remembered how his son, Rodney, dropped out of school to pursue his football career.
Rodney Appiah, who joined Accra Great Olympics in the second transfer window, made his GPL debut against Liberty Professionals with the Dade Boys.
Stephen Appiah said he is proud of his son for quitting school to pursue a career as a professional footballer in an interview with TV3’s WarmUp Plus.
Appiah aka Tornado said that, despite the fact that it was a tough decision, he had to support his son’s decision to drop out of school to pursue a career in football.
The retired Juventus player admitted that he was initially skeptical, but that after speaking with his partner, they wanted to support Rodney.
”Taking that decision wasn’t easy and when you become a father, you’ll know how it means,” he said on WarmUp Plus.
Appiah was overcome with grief as he remembered times with his son at home when asked how proud he is that his son wants to be more than him.
”When he said he wants to be better than me I was happy because there’s no way that I want to be better than my children. Never! I’ve done mine, he’s coming. So, the mindset of being better than me is fantastic,” Appiah said. video.html
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