Ruth Appiah: Meet the Black Queens player who just bagged a degree

Ruth Appiah: Meet the Black Queens player who just bagged a degree

It is not every day you hear of footballers accomplishing tasks at the higher education level but Black Queens forward, Ruth Appiah, is rewriting the scripts after she recently completed her degree programme at the University of Cape Coast.

One woman in the senior national women's football team, Ruth Appiah, is looking to challenge your views about sportspeople and education after she completed her Physical Education degree programme at the University of Cape Coast.

According to, Appiah, a former member of the younger Black Maidens team, wants her achievement to challenge how people usually believe athletes are body and no brain.

Although she is following in the footsteps of some other sports people who have achieved educational qualification by balancing sports and classroom, Appiah feels the battle of perception has not been won.

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Appiah was nominated in 2017 by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) in the category of Female Footballer of the Year.

She hoped that fellow footballers will be moved by her education to pursue theirs too. She bemoaned the fact that many female footballers in the country seemingly do not take delight in education.

The former Ashtown Ladies striker however noted that apart from football, the dream was to be in the security services, something she hope her education help her actualise.

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Meanwhile, generalcCaptain of the senior national team, Asamoah Gyan, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, paid a courtesy call on coach Kwesi Appiah in Accra.

The two were engaged in a cordial talk to thrash out their difference following their marred relationship in recent times. Gyan shared photos of the meeting on his Twitter handle.

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