Zimbabwe giants, Dynamos FC’s latest acquisition Sylvester Appiah says George Owusu played a role in his decision to join the club.
The Ghanaian defender recently completed his move to Harare outfit in the on-going transfer window after penning a two-year deal with club from ZPC Kariba FC for an undisclosed fee.
According to Appiah, Dynamos legend and compatriot George Owusu influenced his move to the Glamour boys.
Owusu was part of the Dynamos team which reached the mini league stage of the 1998 Caf Champions League.
“I am very happy to be part of the country’s biggest team and it is a dream move for me,’’ Appiah said.
“Growing up, we had players like Owusu who played for the club and that influenced me a lot.
“When I was approached, I checked with Owusu and he encouraged me to take the offer, which I did.
“There is a lot more to come and I believe Dynamos will help me a lot.’’
He said it was always his ambition to play for Dynamos.
“When I came here, and joined Twalumba, our first pre-match friendly was against Shabanie in a double header that had Dynamos playing in the afternoon,’’ he said.
“I could feel the atmosphere changed as they came out of the tunnel.
“The team has a huge following, which gives us players pressure not to disappoint.
“When you play before huge crowds, it improves your confidence and that is the challenge we need as players.
“I am now looking forward to turn out for the side and prove what I am capable of doing.’’
The highly rated defender has therefore lavished praises on his new outfit for being supportive, even though he hasn’t played for them since he arrived at the club.
“Covid-19 affected everyone and there was nothing we could do but follow the guidelines,’’ he said.
“I am fortunate enough that my club is taking care of me, through our sponsors, and I cannot complain.
“It is everyone’s wish to visit his homeland after some time and you occasionally miss home but I am managing.
“My wish is to use Dynamos as a stepping stone to much bigger leagues and, given the opportunity, I know it is possible,” added Appiah.