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2014 World Cup: Ghana playmaker Andre Ayew confident of Black Stars success under Appiah

Published on: 30 April 2014
Andre Ayew says Kwesi Appiah will lead the Black Stars to success in Brazil

Ghana play-maker Andre Ayew has given the most ringing of endorsements to coach Kwesi Appiah insisting the ex-international will lead the Black Stars to success at the 2014 World Cup.

The Marseille player has credited the Black Stars coach for the team's recent improvement while also praising the Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi for the role he has played in managing the national side.

Ayew, who was named the Player of the Month for April by French giants Marseille, has peaked at the right time for the global tournament to be played in Brazil in June.

Ghana needs all of its best players for the World Cup and the youngster will be key for the Black Stars as they seek to reach the semi-final of the tournament for the first time.

They have been placed in a difficult group comprising of German, Portugal and the United States which has sparked calls from certain quarters that the technical team of the Black Stars must be boosted.

However, Ayew insists that the Black Stars have improved since Appiah took over the squad in April 2013 and he is confident the local coach will lead the side to success at the World Cup.

“Under Kwesi Appiah we have all seen a steady rise of the team which I know will continue in the World Cup," Andre Ayew told Asempa FM.

"We can be tagged as underdogs but I know with the help from the FA President, Kwesi Appiah and the Ghana Black Stars will make history in Brazil and the years ahead.”

Ghana will open their World Cup campaign against the United States before playing Germany and Portugal.


  • Benny says:
    April 30, 2014 11:02 am
    I didn't is a playmaker.Dede needs a better team otherwise his full potential will be dwarf.
  • Benny says:
    April 30, 2014 11:02 am
    I didn't know Dede is a playmaker..Dede needs a better team otherwise his full potential will be dwarfed
  • texas says:
    April 30, 2014 03:09 pm
    And what is a better team Benny?
  • Benny says:
    April 30, 2014 03:33 pm
    Texas, Liverpool or Arsenal will accelerate his development much better.He is not getting any younger.He can easily fit into Madrid,Chelsea ,Bayern etc.For staters,he needs to move out of Marseille .He is becoming a big fish in a small pond.
  • Adebayo says:
    April 30, 2014 04:03 pm
    Ghana's best bet is to have the courage to play a 4-3-3 with Adam K in goal, Opare, Boye, Akaminko and Schlupp the back four, KPB, Rabiu/Muntari and Kwadwo Asamoah in the middle and Waris, Gyan and Dede the front three. Speed and energy are over 90 minutes are essential! Subs: Stephen Adams/Dauda, Vorsah?, Jonathan Mensah, Rashid Sumaila/Ainosoon, Inkoom, Essien, Afful, Badu, Atsu, Wakaso, Adomah and Jordan.
  • texas says:
    April 30, 2014 04:32 pm
    Well Benny those clubs you mentioned must want his services first of all, before Dude can even think about joining any of them. He cannot just decide to move to join any club just because he chooses to.
  • Benny says:
    April 30, 2014 04:52 pm
    Texas,you have a point but that is why he has an agent.The agent needs to knock doors .