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2014 World Cup: Ghana not scared of any team - Kwesi Appiah

Published on: 17 April 2014
Kwesi Appiah fears no one

By Patrick Akoto

Kwesi Appiah insists Ghana will not be intimidated by their group opponents and by extension no team at the  2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The Africans will come up against ‘old friends’ USA and Germany as well as Portugal in a difficult group G games.

The Black Stars are seeking to go a step further in the South American country after a progressive outing in the last two editions.

However, they are faced with the stark reality of qualifying from a  group which has two of  Europe's powerful forces – Germany and Portugal who boast of an array of world class players who can shut the ambitions of the West African giants.

But coach Kwesi Appiah has insisted his charges cannot be intimidated by their opponents.

“We don’t fear people. We respect them. We have all qualified on merit and so there is no issue about fear,” he said

“I don’t see my team scared of any other team at the World Cup. We’ll take every match as it comes. The important thing is to have our players ready for the tournament.”

“If we’re afraid, then why do we go there in the first place?

“We also have quality players who play in Europe and other Leagues with these same players.

“As far as I’m concerned, it’s about the spirit and believe that we can do it. We just have to be patient and see how things go.”

The Ghanaian trainer will reveal his provisional 30-man squad for the tournament on May 13.


This article has 16 comment(s), give your comment
  • pola the mighty says:
    April 20, 2014 03:17 am
    Selfmade means no value. Why wasting time of ignorant, uncouthful, uncivilized uneducated stupid fool with no intergrity? Calling a county whose citizen was the past UN secretary general a monkey?
  • benjamin anane says:
    April 20, 2014 03:26 am
    My fear is round two when we meet France.
  • GHANSON says:
    April 18, 2014 02:36 am
    The animals are back on our board again as the tourney approaches... Smh
  • Dells says:
    April 17, 2014 04:52 pm
    please stop talking
  • selfmade says:
    April 17, 2014 04:38 pm
    @ mumbi .. I wonder if u have friends becasus they ll have advice u to take those BANTU MONKEY PICS from Facebook! Hahhahah!! I can see from your Facebook pics that u don't even have PROPER AND DECENT CLOTHES to wear hahahhahaa!! Those OVER RAWS u have as suit was properly dumped by a south African man and u went and pick them hahahha!! Zambia CAVEMAN, hunger and second hand clothing's ll kill u!!!! DECORATED BANTU-BAMBA MONKEY decorated to please his WHITE ZAMBIA SLAVE MASTERS ... Hahahahaa
  • selfmade says:
    April 17, 2014 04:31 pm
    @ Selfmade... U fucking iron beast, get your name because u can never be me!! Foolish Nigerian okada man!! Allah ll strike u down!!
  • Mumbi says:
    April 17, 2014 04:26 pm
    Good One @ Selfmade. But just change your blog name coz that name belongs to a certain man/animal a product of beastiality as his mother was impregnated by a monkey.
  • Selfmade says:
    April 17, 2014 04:00 pm
    Akwesi Appiah you are scared truth be told. Infact your anus realises feaces when you watch C Ronaldo tormenting better players than ghanaian monkeys u call humans.
  • abia says:
    April 17, 2014 03:24 pm
    Ryt!... Well spoken coach. Now it's tym to walk de tlk. Let's all pray fr a good day n build de momentum as kick off gets closer... Shalom
  • Benny says:
    April 17, 2014 03:20 pm
    The talk should be complement by thorough preparation ,hard work on his part and the players.Devoid every form of favouritism in selection.Mere rhetorics ,only build castles in the air but do not lay a single brick-a brick.We can win the World Cup if we do things right.
  • access says:
    April 17, 2014 03:03 pm
    Kwasi Appiah is going to win the world cup for Ghana and Africa.
  • Benito says:
    April 17, 2014 02:25 pm
    Well said,any team can be any team..obiaa nye obiaaa.i believe the world cup is 50% about mental preparedness.
  • texas says:
    April 17, 2014 02:36 pm
    Well said Dr. AA. This is how our team's mentality should be as we seek to conquer the world at Brazil 2014.
  • cool-usa says:
    April 17, 2014 02:48 pm
    Mental toughness, the desire to win and preparation is what it takes to be victorious. Please don’t forget selection of the right players is equally important. (No bribery)
  • Dr Who says:
    April 17, 2014 02:54 pm
    our opponents are scared of us
  • yaw2 says:
    April 17, 2014 02:59 pm
    Dr AA you got world class players to work with.If you make your selection right you will win the world cup...This players will lead you to glory !!!!!!... Ayew,Badu,Rabiu,Jonathan,Opare,KPB Waris,Kojo and Gyan...