The much heralded testimonialof Ghana international and former captain of the Black Stars, Stephen ‘Tornado’ Appiah, happened successfully at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.
The match which was between the Stephen Appiah XI and the Black Stars of Ghana ended 2-2 with Appiah scoring the first goal through a well taken free-kick, an action that meant he ends his footballing career with a goal on his final day.
Below: The man of the moment makes his entry..
Below: The sign of victory and a career well played…
Below: Ex-president Rawlings gives Appiah acknowledgement while President Mahama and ex-President Kufuor look on.
Below: Attendance was more than decent.
Below: Christian Colluci, Appiah's former teammate
Below: Richard Kingson. He got injured soon after kickoff.
Below: Sammy Osei Kuffuor
Below: Stephen Appiah, wife and kids.
Below: Appiah kisses the Accra Stadium turf. He's got some great memories on it.
Below: Honour roll – Hearts of Oak
Honour roll: Fenerbahce
Honour roll: Udinese
Honour roll: All Ghana's national teams
Honour roll: Juventus
Below: Nigerian actor Ramsey Noah (centre)
Below President Mahama
Below: Appiah introducing both sets of players to President Mahama…
Below: …who does the ceremonial kickoff.
Below: Rear view of Black Stars XI.
Below: Black Stars XI bench. Left: Baba Armando.
Below: Godwin Attram, Sulley Muntari and Christian Colluci
Below: Obligatory group shot of players and VIPs
Below: Agyemang Badu (captain of Black Stars XI) moving away from John Pantsil.
Below: Samuel Eto'o of Appiah XI bearing down on Daniel Amartey of Black Stars XI
Below: Samuel Eto'o.
Below: Trademark dummy from the Tornado.
Below: Appiah again
Below: Agyemang-Badu's airborne!
Below: Adebayor in full flight
Below: Asamoah Gyan scored after he came on.
Below: Stephen Appiah and Samuel Eto'o
Below: Stephen Baidoo and Samuel Eto'o
Below: Appiah and Adebayor
Below: Time for the boogie: Adebayor, joins Gasmilla (right)
Below: Afriyie Acquah and Asamoah Gyan
Below: Donation at half-time – a bcycle made entirely from bamboo. Dr Omane Boamah, British High Commissioner Jon Benjamin assist Appiah.
Below: Stephen Appiah in a post-match interview flanked by Yaw Ampofo-Ankrah (left) and Kwabena Yeboah (right)
Below: Joy FM's DJ Black was the man for the music.