The Black Stars' man controlling affairs on the touchline motivates his players to yearn to enter the history books since he has won the Afcon before
Appiah’s side faces a very confident looking Burkina Faso team after beating Togo in the quarter-final to make it the semis for the first time since 1998.
Appiah, who was part of Ghana’s 1982 squad that won the trophy for the fourth time has thrown a challenge to his players to get a place in the history books.
“I always believe in taking a game at a time. We have a task ahead of us because all Ghanaians are hoping we bring the cup home because it has eluded us for long and that's the ambition of every player as well to make sure they also write their names in the history books,” Appiah said.
“I always keep telling them [players] that me I am lucky to have my name as a Nations Cup winner so it's time for them to write their names too. I can't do it for them and is something that the players have in their minds so we just have to pray and see what happens.”
The Stallions come face to face with the Black Stars at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Wednesday to battle for a place in the final with one of Nigeria or Mali.