Appiah sets sight on DeMbare success

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SYLVESTER Appiah has set sights on helping Dynamos achieve success after penning a one-year contract with the Glamour Boys ahead of the 2020 Castle Lager Premiership season.
Appiah, who was at ZPC Kariba for the past five years, is one of the 11 players signed by the Glamour Boys during this window and is expected to play a crucial role in the team’s bid to compete following a difficult campaign last year.
Dynamos had an indifferent season last year which saw them settling for a disappointing 10th place having started the year with Lloyd “Mablanyo” Chigowe before he was replaced by Tonderai Ndiraya after only four matches into the season.
Appiah, who has already started training with the Glamour Boys, has been getting some tips from former DeMbare striker and countryman George Owosu on the expectations at the country’s most successful team.
Owusu, was part of the DeMbare class of 1998 which reached the African Champions League final before losing to Ivorian giants ASEC Mimosas, albeit in controversial circumstances.
After consulting Owusu, the defender did not have any doubts before signing on the dotted line for the Glamour Boys.
Appiah has since vowed to do everything he can to replicate the success enjoyed by Owusu during his days at DeMbare.
“I’m very happy to be here at Dynamos; the most successful team in Zimbabwe. If I remember very well in 1998 they played a team from Ghana (Hearts of Oak) and then I was very young.
“The person (George Owusu) who brought me here is a former Dynamos player and of late he has been sharing with me what it means playing for this great team. So I’m very happy they accept everybody, we are like one family and it feels really good.
“It seems Dynamos have an affection for Ghanaian players and it was not a difficult decision for me to sign for them.”
In fact, this is not the first time Appiah has been associated with the Glamour Boys since arriving in the country in 2015.
“When I came here for the first time, my intention was to join Dynamos but things didn’t go as expected and I ended up at Kariba, which was my home for the past five years,” Appiah said.
“But it’s only normal that every player would want to play for big teams and I’m glad to be finally here. I think it was important to start from somewhere before finally coming here. I don’t think there will be a lot of pressure on me now.”

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