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Stephen Leroy Appiah was born on 24 December 1980 in Accra Ghana. He started playing professional Football at
the age of 15 years when he joined Accra Hearts of Oak in 1995. He had unsuccessfully trials at Galatasray in 1996.
He is a Ghanaian retired footballer who played as a midfielder. Appiah was a member of the Ghana national team, which he has represented at the youth, Olympic, and senior levels. He captained Ghana at their World Cup debut in 2006 and was a member of their squad for the 2010 World Cup.
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In 1997, he moved abroad to join Italian Serie A side Udinese, where he initially played as a striker. He spent three seasons with the club, later changing positions during his time there, moving to a deeper midfield position. A transfer to Parma in 1999 was jeopardised by viral hepatitis, but Appiah overcame the illness to move there in the summer of 2000. After two seasons at Parma, Appiah went on loan to Brescia for the 2002–03 season. Appiah became a first-team regular for the Lombardians, and scored seven times in 31 games.
Appiah’s success at Parma alerted defending Serie A champions Juventus to his talents. Juventus paid Parma €2 million in the summer of 2003 to secure Appiah’s services on loan, with an option to a permanent €6 million transfer in 2004. In 2003, Appiah finished 8th for African Footballer of the Year.
He went on to enjoy a good first season for Juventus, playing in 30 Serie A games and appearing in the Coppa Italia final. He also made his debut in the UEFA Champions League. In his second season at Juventus, Appiah played in 18 Serie A games.
In July 2005, he was transferred from Juventus to Turkish giants Fenerbahçe for €8 million. He went on to win the Turkish Super League Championship with the club in their centenary year. In January 2007 he was injured during the international duty with the Black Stars and he delayed the operation on his left knee until end of season.
At the end of the 2006–07 season, Appiah expressed a desire to leave and a German club made an offer of €4 million to Fenerbahçe, after Appiah’s agent contacted other clubs without Fenerbahçe’s permission. Fenerbahçe rejected the offer
Appiah was on trial with the London-based club Tottenham Hotspur in January 2009 with a view to a 6-month permanent contract however concerns over his knee and fitness resulted in no contract being offered, as Spurs took up the option of signing Wilson Palacios from Wigan instead. The following month Appiah underwent a trial at Rubin Kazan, but the Russian champions decided against signing the player because of the same fitness concerns. Despite being without a club since his departure from Fenerbahçe in June 2008, Appiah remained a regular with the national team throughout the 2008–09 season.
On 1 November 2009, Bologna announced the signing of Appiah on a free transfer.
On 7 August 2010, Appiah signed for newly promoted Italian Serie A side Cesena on a one-year deal with the option of signing on for another year if the club managed to remain in the top flight. At the end of the 2010–11 season his contract with Cesena expired, and he became a free agent
Stephen Appiah Achievements
U-17 World Champion in 1995 with Ghana
Ghanaian Champion in 1997 with Hearts of Oak
Ghanaian Cup Winner 1996 with Hearts of Oak
Italian Cup Winner 2002 with AC Parma
Italian Champion 2005 with Juventus Turin (was later revoked because of the manipulation scandal)
Turkish champion 2007 with Fenerbahçe Istanbul
Stephen Appiah Family
Stephen Appiah has a wife and four children.
Kwadwo Safo Kantanka Biography Cars, Net Worth And Companies
Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo Kantanka is a mysterious but great man to have surfaced on the earth.
He is a preacher, inventor, innovator, Physicist, Chemist, Biologist, agriculturalist, philanthropist and the Star of Africa.
He is the world’s greatest multi-dimensional scientist and technologist of all times and has carried out the greatest philanthropic activity in Ghana.
He funds all these exercises with revenue from his numerous investments.
He is also the founder of the Kristo Asafo church, Great KOSA network of companies and many other institutions. His mission is to redeem Africa from bondage.
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Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo Kantanka was born on 26th August 1948 at Bekwai in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
As a child, he had deep passion for science and technology. After closing from school, he would quickly do his home work and rush to the farm to get sticks for designing cars, helicopters, planes, etc.
He designed machines and automobiles that had never been seen in the town.
The level of wisdom displayed by the young Kwadwo Safo Kantanka through his speech and handicrafts astonished lots of people.
This earned him great respect from the community including the youth and the elderly.
Apart from his deep interest in studying nature, he loved sports. He was a very good footballer, musician and dancer.
It is therefore not surprising that he started manufacturing musical instruments at the early part of his life.
After basic school, he attended the Ghana Technical Works Institute in Kumasi. He thereafter had a three-year stint as a welder at the Volta Aluminum Company (VALCO).
Founding of Kristo Asafo
On the 3rd of February 1971, he founded his church, Kristo Asafo (Christ Reformed Church).
The infant Kristo Asafo faced some economic challenges. To solve these, Apostle Safo Kantanka embarked on preparing soaps that cured skin diseases.
Many were amazed to see a man of God roaming through towns and villages with soap on his head and advertising with his mouth to attract customers.
This made some people to question his legitimacy of being a man of God but Apostle Safo Kantanka was not bordered about this.
He knew he was a great man and had a special mission to accomplish on earth but it was just a matter of time.
He also embarked on selling cooking oil and foodstuff, farming, fishing and many other trades and entrepreneurial ventures.
He did all these alongside the preaching of the gospel.
From this humble beginning, it appeared to lots of people as a shock when they saw him donating the little he had to the poor and needy in society.
He also manually dug wells for villages and communities to aid them obtain good drinking water. All these were done wholeheartedly and free of charge.
Apostle Kwadwo Safo Kantanka and his Kristo Asafo were synonymous to philanthropy.
In 1980, Apostle Kwadwo Safo Kantanka began organising annual charity shows where lots of food stuff from his farms, clothing and other items were distributed to the poor and needed in society.
He also exhibited some of his inventions and innovations on such shows. In the year 2013 he organised the 33rd annual edition of the said show.
Apostle Dr Safo Kantanka and the Kristo Asafo are famous for philanthropy and service to the needy in society.
The Kristo Asafo started as a church in Accra New town without any branch. Today, the Kristo Asafo has 137 branches in Ghana and other international branches in Verona (Italy), London (United Kingdom) and the United States.
The Kristo Asafo (Christ reformed Church), apart from its believe in the trinity, also believe that the infinite intelligence that God has given to mankind is not limited to one race and that by hard work and perseverance through science and technology as demonstrated by its visionary leader, Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo Kantanka, Africa will be redeemed.
Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo Kantanka is a special Man of God. He preaches the gospel and performs miracles within and outside the congregation of his church.
From healing the sick; raising the dead; commanding the ground to split open for water and Tilapia to emerge and form a fish pond (at Adansie in Ashanti Region) and many other wonders beyond the scope of this text, he reminds people that “miracle is not my mission on earth”.
Kwadwo Safo Kantanka Investments
Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo Kantanka is a man of few words and an optimist. As industrious and business minded as he is, he has invested in many businesses including the following:
Great KOSA Company Limited: This is a conglomerate involved in inventions, innovations and other activities.
It has various divisions and sub-divisions such as the Foundry and Pattern Development division, Plant Medicine division, Building and Construction division, Mechanical and Automobile division, Radio and Transmission division, Electricals and electronics division etc.
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