The former Juventus and Fenerbahce star has been without a club since the end of a short stint with Vojvodina of Serbia two years ago after struggling with knee problems.
He had recently stated in an interview that he would make a pronouncement on his career and it seems he has chosen to walk away from the sport after a career spanning two years.
Appiah was a part of the technical team of the Black Stars in Brazil during the world after captaining the team to it’s first ever world cup appearance in 2006 and a quarter final appearance in 2010.
A strong, skillful player, Appiah’s versatility and technical ability meant he could play both as a midfield anchor and also as a roving playmaker.
Allsports.com.gh understands that Appiah will now concentrate on charity work through his newly established Stephen Appiah Foundation.
The foundation,under new management replaces the now defunct StepApp Foundation .
High points of Stephen Appiah’s career
He was voted the best player in the FA Cup at age 16 in 1996 with Hearts of Oak
2004 Summer Olympic Football All-Star Team
Ghana Footballer of the Year (2005, 2007)
Footballer of the Year in Turkey (2007)
2006 African Cup of Nations All-Star Team of the Tournament
Hearts of Oak (Ghana)
Ghanaian FA Cup: 1996
OneTouch Premier League: 1997
Coppa Italia: 2002
Supercoppa Italiana: 2003
Turkcell Super League: 2006–07
Turkish Super Cup: 2007
FIFA U-17 World Championship: 1995