Former Ghana Captain Evokes Memories of 2006 World Cup After Throwing Back to Debut Game

Former Ghana Captain Evokes Memories of 2006 World Cup After Throwing Back to Debut Game

  • Stephen Appiah got social media talking with his post on Ghana's first World Cup game, which was against Italy
  • The former Ghana captain was the first player to lead the country to the World Cup in 2006 in Germany
  • Ghana reached the last 16 at it's maiden tournament following an outstanding display by the four times African champions

Former Black Stars captain, Stephen Appiah brought nostalgic memories to Ghanaians after sharing a post to celebrate Ghana's World Cup debut.

The four times African champions played their first World Cup game against Italy on June 12, 2006 in Hamburg.

His post on Twitter got massive reactions from fans on the social media app, with many recounting how they felt on that day.

Stephen Appiah, Black Stars, Ghana, World Cup
Stephen Appiah has shared memories from Ghana's World Cup debut. Credit: Getty Images
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Stephen Appiah led Ghana on the day as the Black Stars made their first ever appearance at the global showpiece.

Ghana lost 2-0 to Italy on the night in Hannover, with Andrea Pirlo and Vicenzo Ianquinta scoring for the Europeans.

The Black Stars defeated Czech Republic and the United States to make it out of Group E, before losing to then World Champions Brazil in the last 16.

Italy ended up winning the World Cup in 2006 after beating France in the final.

What Stephen Appiah posted:

16 years ago at exactly 19:00 pm referee Simon Carlos blew his whistle to make reality a nation's dream. Ghana played its first game against Italy in the 2006 World Cup in Germany
16 years on I still feel that nostalgic moment in my genes and can still hear the 43000 fans Niedersachsenstadion chant and chear their own..Time indeed flies

The reactions:

@VeronicaCommey wrote:

This day in Hannover. The anthem, the people, the emotions, the pride. Unimaginable! Indescribable!

@SaddickAdams added:

We had imagined but this was the day we felt the true value and magnitude of the FIFA World Cup. You guys are legends

@garyalsmith posted:

You and the lads will never really know what you did for us. Indescribable feelings. Thank you.

@OtiAdjei also tweeted:

The emotions this day when "God bless our homeland Ghana" rung out at the stadium in Hannover. The unimaginable pride. It felt so, so good

Former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah named after newly-built pitch

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Legendary Ghanaian footballer, Stephen Appiah will have a new astro-turf built by the government of Ghana for the people of Mamprobi named in honor of him.

The ex-Black Stars captain turned 41 on Friday, December 24, 2021.

In honour of his contributions to the country in football, the government has decided to name the newly constructed pitch after him.

Source: Sports Brief News