Old students of OWASS honour coach Kwesi Appiah
Head coach of the Black Stars Kwesi Appiah has been honoured by his alma mater, Opoku Ware Senior High School (OWASS), for his contributions towards football development in the country.
The Opoku Ware Old Boys Association have been impressed with Appiah’s outputs for the nation and decided to honour him.
The former Al Khartoum boss became the first indigenous coach to lead the Black Stars to a World Cup, following Ghana’s qualification to the tournament in Brazil.
At a dinner and awards night dubbed the Akatakyie Ball, held at the Cove Event Centre at Nhyiaeso in Kumasi, the Black Stars coach was honoured with a citation for his contributions towards football development.
He was also presented with the award of Akatakyie Brand Ambassador, as the Opoku Ware Old Boys Association celebrated one of their sons.
Sections of the citation presented to Appiah read: “Your passion and talent for sports began at an early age, and at Opoku Ware School, you were a legend in your own right, representing your house, St. Mark, in football, hockey and athletics. Ultimately you featured in the school football team.”
Appiah had his Secondary school education at the Opoku Ware Senior High School, where he used to be involved in a variety of sporting activities.
He later started his football career at Prestea Mine Stars FC, before heading to Kotoko, where he chalked a lot of success both locally and on the continent.
The 56-year-old then rose to become Black Stars captain in the late 1980s, and was part of the Ghana team that played in the final of the 1992 AFCON.
By: Emmanuel Ayamga / www.voltanewsonline.com