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2014 World Cup: Ghana contingent land in Accra after disappointing campaign at 2014 World Cup

Published on: 29 June 2014
Ghana contingent have arrived in Accra

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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The entire Ghana contingent have arrived in Accra on Sunday afternoon following their botched campaign at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The team arrived in a chartered flight in Accra at noon.

17 Players plus Ghana's technical team and Ghana Football Association officials flown to Accra's Kotoka International Airport on Sunday noon and officials are set to meet the Ghanaian media to give details on the campaign.

Quartet Adam Kwarasey, Albert Adomah, Christian Atsu, Michael Essien had already left the team’s camp for their respective bases in Europe.

AC Milan star Sulley Muntari and Schalke 04 midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng were dismissed from the team's camp in Brasilia following acts of indiscipline reducing the remaining number in camp to 21 before the  quartet left camp.

The Black Stars who reached quarter-finals of the last edition in South Africa failed to progress beyond the group stages as they finished bottom of Group G with just a single point.

The Ghana contingent left their base in Maceio for Natal where they got on a chartered flight straight to Accra and arrived back home around noon.

Captain Asamoah Gyan however succeeded in becoming the most scoring African player in the history of the World Cup having broken Roger Miller’s record by scoring two goals this term to see his tally rise to six in three tournaments.

Local fans did not swarm the Airport to welcome the team as they did at the 2010 finals.


This article has 28 comment(s), give your comment
  • dakota says:
    June 29, 2014 11:02 pm
    I ve never seen such a calm and focused coach before. Against all odds he was able to qualify the team to the wc after FIFA had stolen 3 free points for Zambia even though some gh didn't believe he could do it. He also brushed aside Egypt easily when everyone thought he had reached the end of the road. It is very unfortunate he fell into a very tough grp. Kudos and better luck next time AA
  • Coach says:
    June 29, 2014 10:13 pm
    That village champion coach (AKWASI APPIAH) should do the right and honourable thing by vacating his job together with his God father , the arrogant Nyatakyi , they are not needed. If they refuse as I am suspecting, we should force them, they have overstayed their welcome
  • Coach says:
    June 29, 2014 10:18 pm
    I have never seen such a useless coach like AA before. A coach who never knew his first eleven two years after taken over
  • Float says:
    June 29, 2014 04:44 pm
    Kwasiafuo)....Ony3 Gbemi waa AA...Buuluu..S))mi waaa
  • kuukuphilly says:
    June 29, 2014 05:07 pm
    Only a fool will go to the airport to meet them.
  • edem says:
    June 29, 2014 05:31 pm
    Wellcome back guys,And thanks for milking $100,000 each from us for those poor showing in brazil.Congratulations
  • Wenchi Moke says:
    June 29, 2014 05:39 pm
    Akwasi Appiah should step down now!No ifs and buts.We should force him to go for he would not go himself.
  • Stallion says:
    June 29, 2014 05:41 pm
    @kuukuphilly you are right, but you know there are a lot of fools who come on this forum to praise them for taking the country for a ride. No matter what these corrupt officials did in Brazil the players should have put the country first, and played for the flag, and not the officials. If they had put the country first, and not their personal interest we will be supporting their case right now.
  • beautiful says:
    June 29, 2014 05:49 pm
    Greek Heroes: Greece turn down bonuses | Allsports - This is what we need in Ghana. The Greek players said the govt should use their bonuses to build a training facility for the country. I ask myself. When will this happen in Ghana. If you decide to use your bonus to do something like this maybe we might forgive you and meet you at the airport. But knowing people like boye are in the squad, I can stay in my home cos I know this will never happen
  • TrueGhanaian says:
    June 29, 2014 06:02 pm
    Yess, we have to force him out; if he proofs sttuborn;he must leave;period
  • African says:
    June 29, 2014 06:05 pm
    Good losers
  • African says:
    June 29, 2014 06:11 pm
    Let them train in a car park in the night and don't switch on power
  • TrueGhanaian says:
    June 29, 2014 06:11 pm
    AKWASI APPIAH;LEAVE IN PEACE;no more excuse;you cannot use mighty black stars to experiment as you use to do.your cup is full.get out;or we gonna force you out;we are serious
  • Prince says:
    June 29, 2014 06:27 pm
    @ beautiful. I don't think our players will have a problem turning down their appearance fees. But after they turn it down our corrupt government will not use the money for the right cause
  • Sean says:
    June 29, 2014 06:33 pm
    Are u serious Stallion? How do u focus on your job when you very sleepy? Do u realize the game goes with both the mind and the body and there is no way you can focus knowing u are being taken for granted. How do u work knowing you have more bosses than working colleagues around u in your business. Stop commenting cuz you don't know what u talking about. Yes that village coach Akwasi Appiah should be forced out of the job or he is not going to resign. If Mahama wasn't corrupt, i would have suggested a probing committee be set for the gfa thieves but i'm saving my words for now.
  • Sean says:
    June 29, 2014 06:39 pm
    Yes the players said so because their GFA isn't corrupt as ours and their GFA has been fair and honest plus their president and sports minister aren't corrupt. Not only that, they don't have over fifty GFA board members in Brazil always in their businesses so that's not even a question for u to ask Mr. beautiful. Also remember they are not dealing with a fake by force village coach coaching their team so why won't they want their fellow citizens benefit and have a great feel of the beautiful life they the players are enjoying.
  • Ghanaboy says:
    June 29, 2014 06:47 pm
    It's about time the coach considered and resigned from this job since it was evident @the worldcup that he had no idea wat he was doing... The playing body and the entire F.A also disappointed us... everyone is to blame including that foolish sports Minister.... Let's jx get rid of the coach first... den we rebuild the team against the upcoming afcon..cos I believe with a new coach and strict rules around the playing body... the trophy will be in *Gh* come 2015... more vim
  • obele says:
    June 29, 2014 06:51 pm
    Truth be told, AA lacks the tactical knowhow to lead the blackstars. Beside the problems we had in our camp, the team lacked telepacy on the field of play. Though we claim the strenght of our team is in the midfied, klinsman and his team were able to dorminate the midfield action and i hate hear ppl say we played better than the usa, they were tactically better than us. Kwasi appiah was clueless and had no antidote to clinsmans tactice but u always hear him talk about tactice. Did i hear him say he is building a team for the future? Was he not the one who said gh will shock the world? He was right though cos we did indeed shock the world by flying money to our players.
  • Benny says:
    June 29, 2014 06:56 pm
    You only had to listened to AA's eleven interviews on YouTube to deduce that AA is a complete daft and a naive individual who should not be trusted with any management position. Some of us were very critical of AA right from the qualifying stages. Stupid man playing favouritism with the hearts of 25 million people . Is it for nothing that an American analyst said AA has a strange affinity to Dauda. The affinity is obvious.Bribe. When he gets the sack,we shall see if he has any credential to coach any team.Clueless. Ghana could have won this World Cup easily. The players are also to blame.Idiots,how much is 100k,to them.John Boye kissing dollars.,what a prick.The sad thing is they get 100 k each and give 17k to the Brazilian government as free tax. 17k x23 can build school facilities for Ghanaian children.Pampered fools.
  • Kwadwo says:
    June 29, 2014 07:01 pm
    Only Gyan, Asamoah and Ayew played better. shame to the others. Kwesi Appiah is a disgrace and he didn't even know what he was doing on the bench. Sooo disgraceful. The FA must be ashamed of themselves fo whatever they did. Only in Africa. Africa players play for the money unlike those eastern Europeans and Northern Americans who play for their nation..Like Team USA. Its a shame to Africa Football.Atsu did well in the first game against USA but was a mess in the last 2 games. Wakaso was also selfish and Jordan was worst. Boye has not played to the level people expected him when he started his career. The only thing he knows is kissing money..(Kwasia).....They don't even know how to speak proper English. shame to the blackstars. What a shame??????????????? Shame to Nyantakyi and his people. Only in Africa.
  • ABACHA says:
    June 29, 2014 07:41 pm
    Well done Kwesi Appiah for turning Black stars into Kumasi Asante Kotoko.You had wanted to use only people with AKan name for the tournament BUT allah was on the other tribe players and that is why we didnt qualify.Fire would burn punk
  • Ghanaman says:
    June 29, 2014 08:30 pm
    AA it's time to seriously prepare the team for 2015 AFCON, we don't want excuses this time as you know 32 years is a long time of waiting.
  • Assemblyman says:
    June 30, 2014 12:58 am
    That john boye guy you are talking about .mtchew! A typical caveman .he is a sell out !
  • isquared says:
    June 30, 2014 01:01 am
    Those of you saying negative things about the BS players will be shamed when the whole truth comes out. The players rebelled and developed a serious distrust for incompetent coach Appiah and the corrupt GFA and management team because of the subpar travel and accommodation arrangements. They started questioning what FIFA's US$1M+ prep money plus other sponsorship money were being used for as things were apparently being done on the cheap. Clearly the corrupt officials were chopping the money and making shitty travel and accommodation arrangements for the players. That's why the players insisted on getting their appearance fees in cash as they could not trust any of money-hungry corrupt management team officials and even President. Gross INCOMPETENCE plus CORRUPTION of the BS coach and management team officials is what caused our subpar performance in Brazil and NOT the players. Muntari and KPB were made scapegoats because they challenged the GFA and management officials as to what happened to monies from FIFA and sponsors to prepare for the WC. Let's support our players 110% and rather go after the incompetent and corrupt management officials including the ex-sports minister, his deputy and the GFA mafia!!!!
  • Assemblyman says:
    June 30, 2014 01:08 am
    If anyone is looking for some truth in whatever going on in our national team.they should just compare the captaincy days of Stephen Appiah right to current Asamoah Gyan's time.Ghana will never have anyone like a unifier like Stephen Appiah ever again.Even when John Mensah was the captain during World Cup 2010.Stephen Appiah still was in control..but we can't say the same much as today's.Maybe Andre Ayew's term will be different to charge the team ahead and instill discipline much better.but I fear a repeat of whatever happened in the days of his father over telling a coach to play his brother (Kwame ayew) ahead of other strikers in the team might reoccur in terms of Jordan's case..hmm! Asem be ba dabi!
  • dinadina says:
    June 30, 2014 10:45 am
    you guys qualified to the world cup through dubious means. you bought sudan and Lesotho games. you cannot perfom.
  • KS says:
    June 30, 2014 02:22 pm
    No, it money FIFA will pay the government back. Its not tax payer's money. There is profit to be made by GFA by being in the WC so the country's money is safe. Well not safe cos other people are 'chopping' it.
  • KS says:
    June 30, 2014 02:40 pm
    Brushed aside Egypt? Please dont get me mad. Foolish comments. Egypt had a civil war going on and their league had been suspended. The players were not playing competitive football and were rusty, just like Dauda sitting on the bench for his club. This Egypt team had won 4 straight African cups and were on their way down as a good team cos the players were match older and slow like Essien. If Appiah could not beat a crippled Egyptian team, then what else could he do. Egypt was a gift. Zambia was tougher and when we got through them and had Egypt we had no more worthy resistance. The fear of Egypt was based on their past not what they were at the time we played them. Dont be naive.