Accra Hearts of Oak midfield gem, Frederick Ansah Botchway wants to carve an iconic niche for himself just as his mentor former Black Stars Captain, Stephen “Tornado” Appiah did.
Botctway, the former Liberty Professionals playmaker joined Hearts in 2019 noted that he takes inspiration from the former Black Stars Captain.
“Appiah has been my mentor over the past years and i want to follow his footsteps so i can also become a great asset for the nation.
“I’m an Appiah fan and his qualities as an attacking midfielder is certainly undisputed having played for the biggest clubs around the world.
“Even with his short spell at Hearts people still remember him and that is the legacy I want to leave at Hearts.
“His leadership qualities for the senior national team is unprecedented and has led Ghana on various fronts especially on the world stage.
“Appiah inspired my move to Hearts of Oak and i am proud of that.
“He is an inspiration to many young midfielders and has impacted my play tremendously both on and off the field,” he said in an interview.
Appiah won the 1996 FA Cup and the 1997 Ghana Premier League trophy with Hearts of Oak before leaving for Italy.
“My dream is to win the league with Hearts considering the long period of trophy drought and I hope to achieve it in the upcoming season,” he said.