Incoming Accra Hearts of Oak defender, Sylvester Appiah has opened up on challenges he faced after leaving Ghana seven years ago to play in Zimbabwe.
Having arrived in Zimbabwe, Sylvester was abandoned by his agent and had to struggle to achieve his dream.
His journey began with some first division club but with his performance, he had the opportunity to join ZPC Kariba in the Zimbabwean league before joining DeMbare in 2020.
Talking about the challenges he faced, the Ghanaian defender said; “We left our country to a different country and we had to struggle. Is a whole lot because the agent that we traveled with abandoned us and I had to struggle and find my way. Through that, I started training with some first division side. The owner of the club was impressed with my performance and he helped me to go to trials in ZPC Kariba. I passed through a lot and It wasn’t easy but by God’s grace I was able to play for that team. That’s the story about my Zimbabwe trip,” he revealed via Ghanasportspage.com.
The defender has been linked with a move to join Accra Hearts of Oak after parting ways with Dynamos FC.
During his stint with ZPC Kariba, he was adjudged as the club’s 2019 Player of the Year following an incredible campaign after beating Zimbabwe international defender Ian Nekati.
He won the President’s Cup and Chibuku Super Cup in Zimbabwe before returning home.
Sylvester has signed a two-year deal with Hearts of Oak, according to reports. He is currently in Ghana and has started training with the team.