Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has squashed calls for his retirement claiming he intends to quit at age 50.
Now 29, Appiah’s retirement from the sport has been speculated after a two-year injury induced lay-off.
The former Fenerbahce midfielder is yet to recapture the verve that characterized his forays in his prime.
Appiah has rejected calls for him to hang his boots due to a slump in form.
“There’s are lot of wonders in the world. Ten years back, I thought at age 32 one should retire but in football nowadays players quit at 36 and 38 years. It all depends on how you manage yourself and when Paolo Maldini was 41 he was playing better than those at 25,” Appiah told a local radio station.
“People ask me when I will retire but I tell them I will play until I’m 50 years.”