Black Star Appiah signs for Cesena
© Getty Images

Serie A newcomers Cesena have revealed they have snapped up Ghana's 29-year-old midfielder Stephen Appiah on a one-year deal.

The Italians have also signed 19-year-old Greek under-21 star Panagotis Tachtsidis on loan from Genoa.

Appiah, who was part of the Ghana squad that went on a memorable run to the quarter-finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, spent last season at Bologna but played only two games. He has taken part in only a handful of club matches over the last three seasons.

But the Black Stars captain, who nonetheless was used only as a substitute in South Africa, has a wealth of experience in Italy where he has also donned the jerseys of Juventus, Parma, Udinese and Brescia since arriving in the country in 2000.

Following two years with Juventus, from 2003-05, he spent three seasons with Fenerbahce in Turkey.