By John Kwesi Arthur
Football Writer, kick442.com-Ghana
The 2004 Olympics game Captain Yussif Alhassan Chibsah has revealed how the former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah urged him on during the competition.
Stephen Appiah who was the skipper to the senior national team was one of the over-aged players who were included in the 2004 Olympics games according to the requirements of the tournament.
According to the CEO of Club African Consult Yussif Chibsah, he gave the captain’s armband to Stephen Appiah because he was already the captain of the Black Stars but he declined it.
“When Stephen Appiah joined the Meteors for Athens 2004 Olympics Game, I respectfully handed the captain’s armband to him since he was already the Black Stars captain but he declined and encouraged me to continue with my role as the captain for the Meteors”: Yussif Chibsah, former Black Meteors Captain told Saddick Adams of Angel FM in Accra.
Yussif Alhassan Chibsah went on to captain Ghana Olympic team in the tournament. Though they exited the competition in the first round having finished in third place in Group B the team wasn’t divided by armband wrangling as it always the case with multiple national teams in Africa.
He was also the captain of the Ghana Meteors in the 2003 All Africa Games in Abuja and they won the bronze medal. He later joined Stephen Appiah in the senior national team was a member of the squad that masterminded Ghana’s qualification for the 2006 World Cup tournament in Germany. Unfortunately, after playing most of the matches of the qualification matches he was left out of the final squad for the competition. Chibsah earned 50 caps with different categories of the Ghana national football teams from U-17 to the senior team.
He also featured for Asante Kotoko and King Faisal Babies locally.
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