Appiah earns new Palace contract
Crystal Palace striker Kwesi Appiah has extended his contract to stay at Selhurst park until 2017.
The Ghana international was challenged to prove himself to new Palace boss Alan Pardew and has seemingly done so, after putting pen to paper with a new two-year deal.
“It’s been a great year for me – I did well on loan at Cambridge United and on the back of that I got a call up to the Ghanaian national team which I’m thankful for.” the 24-year-old told the club’s official website.
Appiah made his debut for the Black Stars at this season’s Africa Cup of Nations, narrowly missing out on the title in the final.
“It’s put me in good stead coming back to Crystal Palace after the Africa Cup of Nations so the season has gone from strength to strength.
“Myself and Alan Pardew have had a few chats since I’ve come back and he’s been very complimentary about my game, he’s taken to a me a little bit and asked me to do a few things to prove myself to him and earn this contract and it seems as though I’ve done that so I’m delighted.”
The England-born striker has obviously been given belief that his future remains in south London, despite only making 10 appearances for the Premier League outfit, since joining the club from Margate in 2012.
He has most recently had successful loan spells at Notts County, AFC Wimbledon and Cambridge United.