Ghanaian fitness trainer Leonard Akoto has described Stephen Appiah as the most disciplined player he has ever worked with.
The Asante Kotoko fitness coach has been working with the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cup Ghana captain during the later days of his career.
The speed and agility specialist has spoken high of the work ethics of the former Juventus and Fenerbahçe midfielder.
“I have friends among the Kotoko players like Christopher Nettey and the likes. I had been friends with them before Fabio arrived but the truth must be told. Look at his positioning to receive the ball on the pitch. His unique style allows him to protect the ball and makes it difficult for defenders to rob him off the ball. Until he fouled the ball cannot be taken from him,” he said.
Akoto is set to launch a foundation in Ghana to support talented Ghanaian footballers.