I hope Alexander Djiku can take his game to another level under Jose Mourinho – Stephen Appiah

Published on: 03 June 2024

Former Ghana captain, Stephen Appiah, has voiced his confidence in Black Stars defender Alexander Djiku's potential to elevate his performance under Jose Mourinho at Fenerbahce.

Djiku will have the opportunity to play under the legendary Portuguese manager following his appointment as head coach of the Turkish giants subsequent to his departure from AS Roma.

In response to Mourinho's signing for his former club, Appiah expressed hope that Djiku's tenure under Mourinho would be fruitful.

He highlighted Mourinho's track record of coaching successful African players, such as Didier Drogba, Solomon Kalou, Michael Essien, and Mikel Obi.

"As you rightly said, Jose Mourinho has been very good with African players and I think everyone he’s worked with proves themselves including Didier Drogba, Solomon Kalou, Michael Essien, Mikel Obi and a lot of them,” Appiah told Responsible Gambling.

"We have Djiku who has been able to win the hearts of the fans with the way he carries himself around and the way he approaches the game and I hope that with the arrival of Mourinho, he will be able to take his game to the next level."

Stephen Appiah amassed over 60 league appearances for Fenerbahce between 2005 and 2008.

During his time with the Turkish giants, the former Ghana captain clinched two titles: the 2006/07 Turkish Super League and the 2007 Turkish Super Cup.