Stephen Appiah Names His All-time Black Stars Best Eleven

Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has included predecessors Abedi Pele and Frank Amankwah in his all-time Black Stars best XI.

The former Juventus and Fenerbahce star joined the national team in 2000 but was captain between 2005-2010.

He captained the Black Stars to their first FIFA World Cup finals in Germany 2006 and was named general captain at the 2010 tournament in South Africa where he was a bit-part player.

Appiah opted for Richard Kingson between the sticks and his centre back pair was John Mensah and Sammy Osei Kuffour.

The late Patrick Allotey, formerly of Feyenoord was his choice for the left back position and on the right is Asante Kotoko legend Frank Amankwah.

His midfield includes himself, close pals Michael Essien, Laryea Kingston and Sulley Muntari.

Three-time African Footballer of the Year Abedi Pele and the country's all-time top scorer Asamoah Gyan lead the attack.

Stephen Appiah's Black Best XI: Richard Kingson-Frank Amankwah, Patrick Allotey, John Mensah, Sammy Osei Kuffour-Michael Essien, Laryea Kingston, Stephen Appiah, Sulley Muntari-Abedi Pele, Asamoah Gyan