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I was lucky to participate in with Guardiola and Baggio – Stephen Appiah


Ghana legend Stephen Appiah suggests he loved the finest time of his illustrious taking part in occupation at Italian facet Brescia as he had the chance to share the same dressing room with soccer greats, Pep Guardiola and Roberto Baggio.

The former Black Stars captain played for the club for just one year, having joined them on financial loan from Parma in 2002. Appiah joined Parma from Udinese in 2000 but right after two seasons, he was compelled to go.

In an job interview on Joy FM’s Sports activities Hyperlink Saturday, Appiah discussed that he was loaned to Brescia mainly because Parma appointed a new coach who decided to carry in new gamers.

He was unhappy with the decision since he did his very best in the past period to help Parma get the Italian Cup.

However, Appiah was decided to demonstrate that the coach manufactured a mistaken choice to enable him go and he did excel at Brescia.

Appiah, 22 at the time, scored 7 goals in 31 appearances for the ‘small club’ Brescia, who finished in the top 50 % of the table.

Stephen Appiah in studios of Pleasure FM

“In my job, I normally say that Brescia was the greatest season… mainly because Brescia was a smaller group but in 2002/03 time we did so perfectly in the league as we put sixth.

Brescia positioning sixth in the league was so large for the fans mainly because that time seeking at Juventus, AC Milan Inter Milan, Fiorentina and other massive sides, no one predicted us to be in that situation,” Appiah mentioned.

“I was so blessed to engage in with [Pep] Guardiola and Roberto Baggio. That period I scored 8 goals for the reason that when you are actively playing with Guardiola and Baggo, they make items easier for you to set the ball at the back of the internet as a midfielder.”

His outstanding performance that year attained him a massive transfer to Juventus. Appiah recounts that he was enjoying his summer months break in Ghana when he gained a contact from Luciano Moggi (Juventus director amongst 1994 and 2006).

“I obtained a contact from Luciano Moggi, a massive guy in Italian football. He questioned me, Appiah, do you want to come to Juventus? I reported sure I want to occur to Juventus.”

Appiah invested two seasons at Juventus and helped them win the Italian Cup just before transferring to Fernabache in Turkey. He returned to Italy to perform for Bologna and Cesena right before retiring.

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