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2014 World Cup: Ghana spying on group foes with Brazil tournament looming

Published on: 13 April 2014
Coach Kwesi Appiah and Maxwell Konadu have their scouts monitoring Ghana's opponents

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has revealed that coach Kwesi Appiah is doing his homework on the Black Stars’ group opponents for June's World Cup in Brazil through an extensive scouting network.

With about 60 days before the tournament kicks off, the GFA's Director of Communications says they have scouts monitoring their Group of Death opponents Germany, Portugal and the United States.

It is public knowledge that Germany, Portugal and the United States have been monitoring the Black Stars players in Europe as well as Asamoah Gyan who plays in the UAE with Al Ain.

Ibrahim Sannie Daara says Black Stars scouts are  already monitoring the progress of players belonging to their Group G rivals.

"We started our espionage work on all our group opponents some months ago with the Kwesi Appiah receiving regular updates from these scouts," Sannie Daara told Radio Gold on Saturday.

"The scouts are doing a comprehensive work on our opponents and coach Appiah and his assistants Konadu and Nassam also monitoring our players.

"They are monitoring players who are playing, those who are injured and those who are on the sidelines. We are doing the same monitoring of our group opponents too.

"All departments of the technical team are working effectively to ensure that all areas are covered before the tournament starts in Brazil."

Ghana will open their campaign against the United States before playing Germany and Portugal in the Group of Death.


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • Kokroko Tk says:
    April 14, 2014 12:49 pm
    Africa is the wealthiest land on earth, but mismanagement has rendered it poor. " in the aboundance of water the fool is thirsty" --Bob Marley-- this goes for GFA. TRUE THAT!!!!
  • spellBOUND says:
    April 13, 2014 03:16 pm
    "espionage work" hahaha. NSA paaa oooo....
  • Kwabena says:
    April 13, 2014 03:24 pm
    You could have the most powerful and the most sophisticated machine guns and your enemy may have one bar gun or ‘te abofre’ but you may still lose the war if you do not know how to use those powerful machine guns. Food for thoughts
  • spellBOUND says:
    April 13, 2014 04:25 pm
    true say... having the information is one thing.... having the capacity to effectively utilize that information is another matter....