Video: Kotoko CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah names his all-time Ghana’s top players; Essien not part


The Porcupine Warriors chief has revealed that four out of the numerous players that have represented Ghana stand out

Asante Kotoko chief executive officer Nana Yaw Amponsah has named his all-time top four players ever to represent Ghana at the highest stage.

According to the 38-year-old, he has gotten the opportunity to watch many great footballers from Ghana but believes former captain Abedi Pele Ayew ranks topmost among all.

The former Ghana Football Association presidential candidate also added Stephen Appiah for his leadership qualities that helped the country to qualify to its maiden Fifa World Cup held in Germany in 2006 as well as Asamoah Gyan for his goal scoring prowess.

Former Eintracht Frankfurt, Hamburger and Leeds United striker Tony Yeboah also made the list as Amponsah believes his impacts in the German Bundasliga and Premier League were enviable and paved ways for other Ghanaians and African players.

Yeboah also netted 29 goals for the Black Stars in 59 international games.

“I will start with Abedi Pele and Asamoah Gyan. I’m mentioning those I have watched play. There are some I didn’t see, so I can’t [include them],” Amponsah told Starr FM.

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“I will add Stephen Appiah for his leadership qualities when he was with the Black Stars. Tony Yeboah for what he did for Ghana and out there [in Germany and Premier League with Leeds United] as an ambassador for the country,” he added.

Amponsah has spent one season at Kotoko and although the club failed to win Ghana Premier League and FA Cup trophies, he is expected to be handed more years following his exploits off the field of play.


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