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The 31-year-old was unveiled on Thursday to the media and he stated that his love for the beautiful game spurred him on to move to Asia

Ghana’s former captain Stephen Appiah is happy to have returned to the pitch once more after signing for Iranian side Persepolis.

The 31-year-old was unveiled on Thursday to the media and he stated that his love for the beautiful game and the growth of football in Asia moved him to sign for the club.
 
“The popularity and tradition of Perspolis, and its marvelous fans, was the main reason for me to take my career to Asia,” Appiah said at the press conference.

“I’m a footballer, I have a lot of energy. I can play and want to be successful. I always love to play and I play with full force. I would do my best for this club and I'm happy with the club's numerous fans.”

Persepolis have won 11 league titles and one Asia Cup winners’ trophy.

Appiah retired from international football after the 2010 World Cup, but has since been active at club level and last played for FK Vojvodina.

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