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2014 World Cup: Ghana psychologist wants wives, girlfriends in Black Stars camp, submits proposal to GFA

Published on: 28 March 2014
Ghana players must be allowed to bring their wives and girlfriends to the World Cup

Ghana's team psychologist for the 2014 World Cup  Professor Joseph Mintah has submitted a proposal to the Ghana FA to consider allowing players to bring their wives or girlfriends to the tournament insisting that it will boost their performance during the competition in Brazil.

The university lecturer cum football coach says with the Black Stars going away for more than six weeks, research has confirmed that the players could start agitation because of the absence of their spouses after 21 days of being away from their families.

But the ex-Dwarfs warned of the dangers of bringing girlfriends to the camp as it could spiral out of control with unmarried players who have several girlfriends or who decide to change girlfriends at will with many pretty ones in Brazil likely to be attracted.

The debate in Ghana has been sparked by the recent revelation by Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi that he will allow his married players to bring their wives to the team's camp but barred girlfriends from joining the Super Eagles in Brazil in June.

England have gone a step further by allowing both wives and girlfriends to join their camp as the long pre-tournament camping without sex could hamper concentration.

Prof. Mintah says the presence of wives and girlfriend could prove positive for the Black Stars as research has shown that being away from their spouse for three weeks could spark off protests from players.

“Research has shown that, when people are away from their families for 21 days, it results in all manner of agitations hence there is the need for steps to be taken to curb these possible agitations," Prof Mintah is reported to have told Sportscrusaderonline.

“If we allow the players to send their wives and fiancées to the World Cup, it will grant them adequate concentration for the assignment at hand because they will no longer think about home, but this must be done with lot of caution especially when dealing with the unmarried ones.”

Prof. Mintah has proposed that the spouses must stay at the nearby hotel while a timetable must be drawn for players to meet their spouses to ensure effective control and monitoring of the system.

He added that the players must bear the cost of sending their spouses to the tournament.

With players bursting with energy, about six weeks without sex could indeed hamper their concentration with many pretty girls strolling the streets of Brazil.

Many religious followers of the Black Stars think that the presence of girlfriends will bring bad luck to the team as they are unmarried and could bring the wrath of God.

Do you think it is right to bring wives and girlfriends to the camp? Can you stay without sex for three weeks? Should the Black Stars be allowed to stay without sex for three weeks? Do you think girlfriends will bring bad luck? Make your views known in the box below:


This article has 22 comment(s), give your comment
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 28, 2014 10:43 am
    Where is selfmade whoric ape***!!!
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 28, 2014 10:48 am
    Shut up Ghana will do well Ghana is the best in the world you filthy Chimp!
  • Nigga says:
    March 28, 2014 07:15 am
    Fly like an Eagle !!
  • johnny says:
    March 28, 2014 08:15 am
    The bonking Stars! LOL!!!
  • John says:
    March 28, 2014 08:21 am
    No these ladies are bad luck,they don't deserve to be closer to the Black Stars.After all they will come back after the tournament and file for divorce.
  • kuukuphilly says:
    March 28, 2014 08:49 am
    Where did he get his psychology license from?
  • Papadinho says:
    March 28, 2014 09:20 am
    Daamn, say what??? No way!!! This is world cup not relationship cup!!! Njwasias3m paa nie!!! Show me your girlfriend and I will show you mine abi??? **** no!!! Let them try this and see if Ghana will not get kicked out earlier than expected. Bless
  • Ato ATL says:
    March 28, 2014 09:21 am
    How can they monitor the system and ensure that the players would not be having sex. I believe the traditional trend should be followed, WC is a tournament and a busy one so having girlfriends and wives there on the official timetable could be very destructive. Coaching staff cannot even control these millionaire players when they are considered boys in camp let alone being considered married men and fiances with their wives and girlfriends present. Some would devise a way to sneak out to go have sex and we all know what can happen to player having sex before games. In the past, players have sponsored their wives and girlfriends to the tournament but have stayed away from the scene and away from their men. Television cameras would only pick them up in the stands and i believe it should remain that way. Tournaments are like boys scout in a camp. Its all about boys boys and when we come home its all about family. It could be a good idea but i see the negatives happening with players who are indiscipline, millionaire and with model girlfriends and wives.
  • Sansan says:
    March 28, 2014 09:32 am
    Ya that's true, either their wife n girlfriend not with them, it doesn't matter as long as they truly focus on what they want... The only way to do a great work is love what you do....
  • Divaro says:
    March 28, 2014 09:39 am
    This is nonsense. Which psychology says a man cannot stay without sex for six weeks? Leave the guys to concentrate and focus and stop these nonsense of trying to do what other countries are doing. This will not bring any psychological whatever. This in my opinion will not be good for Ghana.
  • NANA says:
    March 28, 2014 09:46 am
  • NANA says:
    March 28, 2014 09:47 am
    i beg liv dis players alone to enjoy themselves wit the beautiful samba ladies lool. no locals please!
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 28, 2014 10:48 am
    Shut up Ghana will do well Ghana is the best in the world you filthy Chimp!
  • Bayor Joe says:
    March 28, 2014 03:53 pm
    if all players are not living with their wives abroad then let us allow players alone and not to take any girlfriend to Braizil who will cause the wrap of God upon any player who will fornicate.
  • One Bullet ! says:
    March 28, 2014 01:35 pm
  • Benito says:
    March 28, 2014 12:39 pm
    Do all players live with their wives whilst playing abroad!! If not do they come down to Ghana to have sex with them every 21 days?? Where from all these nonsense?
  • theprince says:
    March 28, 2014 12:05 pm
    Do soldiers take spouses n girlfriends to war? Are we serious as a nation? This is total bullshit
  • sr says:
    March 28, 2014 12:16 pm
    Rubish we are paying you $100, 000 just to show up to work and want to bring your wife and gf what a job
  • Mumbi says:
    March 28, 2014 11:45 am
    Hahahaha! There will be massive group sex in ghana camp if u allow prostitutes and concubines to follow u to Brazil. Let them just watch ghana's early elimination on tvs then as u return back home thats when u can have group sex. Don't Disgrace waste africa by going to brazil with group sex in your empty minds. @Spellbound, the 1st ghanaian he-goat say something or u're waiting to hear from Selfmade, the infamous mad DOG?
  • Dan says:
    March 28, 2014 11:40 am
    Keeping focus on the task and self denial of pleasures could take you to new heights. Ghanaians are such copycats. Monkey see monkey do...
  • Man power A.K.A PITO says:
    March 28, 2014 11:20 am
    the players are sponsoring their own spouses so what is the big deal here. Players used to do that in secret anyway. The only differencr here is we are de-criminalizing it. when you travel on a long business trip and your wife or fiance comes along it gives you peace of mind and can make you more productive!
  • aro says:
    May 10, 2014 11:36 pm
    Tweaaa they are being paid to do their job. Nonsense