Date of birth
A Ghanaian international, Appiah is a product of Ebbsfleet United’s youth system where he graduated to the first team in August 2008.
He made his professional debut against Rushden and scored his first goal for the club eight days later against Woking.
After non-league spells with Weymouth and Kettering, Appiah stepped out of the Conference and straight to the Championship to join Crystal Palace in January 2012.
The 22-year-old made four appearances for the Eagles towards the end of that season, and started with another four in the next before joining League One side Yeovil Town on loan come the New Year.
Cambridge United were the recipients of a loan deal for the striker in the 2013/14 season. Appiah joined the U’s in September and played 16(+1) games up until leaving for Notts County on loan in January, scoring 10 goals.
This form was enough for Cambridge to sign the striker again on loan for the same period during the following season. This time he scored eight in 22 starts before leaving the side to embark on yet another spell away from Selhurst Park, this time joining Reading in the Championship.
Appiah’s time as a Royal came only a couple of months after he’d represented Ghana in the African Cup of Nations final, where he narrowly missed out on the trophy, losing to Ivory Coast 9-8 on penalties.
He made his bow at Madejski Stadium on 4th April in our fixture against Cardiff, one of 2(+4) appearances in a Reading shirt. The striker found the target during the final day of the season when the club faced a trip to Derby County at the iPro Stadium.
Having been put through clean on goal inside the second minute, Appiah slotted home past Lee Grant as the Royals went on to win the game 3-0 and end any hopes the Rams had of reaching the Play-Offs.