Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho, has said the poor performance exhibited by the Black Stars at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was ample proof there was no unity and discipline among the playing body.

According to him, a quick comparison of the performances of the senior national football team at both the 2006 and 2010 World Cups to that of Brazil 2014, points to a team that was missing its former captain, Stephen Appiah.

“Your absence in Brazil speaks for itself in terms of unity and discipline. That was why this House was not happy with the level of indiscipline that was exhibited and the embarrassment and international disgrace that was brought upon this country.

“In 2006, we saw the mood of this country when as captain of the Black Stars you qualified us to Germany 2006. In Johannesburg in 2010, we saw the discipline, the unity of purpose, commitment and dedication. I will pray that you try hard to help the younger generation to achieve that purpose.”

He made the remarks Appiah, a former Juventus player paid a courtesy call on him Friday to officially invite him to attend his testimonial match scheduled for Saturday, June 27 at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Rt. Hon. Adjaho urged Stephen Appiah to also help instill discipline and unity among the current playing body of the Black Stars.

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“Whatever skill that you have in you that enabled you achieve that purpose, that unity in camp, try to put that at the disposal of the current Black Stars.”

Stephen Appiah’s testimonial match is expected to be graced by top football icons past and present including Roberto Baggio, Pavel Nedved, Emmanuel Adebayo, Nwankwo Kanu, Austin Okocha, Samuel Eto, Aaron Mokoena, Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure, George Weah and Sulley Muntari.

By: Kasapafmonline.com/Ghana