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2014 World Cup: Ghana star Andre Ayew wants cautious approach against USA

Published on: 29 May 2014
Andre Ayew

Ghana winger Andre Ayew has warned his colleagues to avoid complacency ahead of their third successive World Cup meeting against USA.

The Ghanaians will open their group G account against the Yankees in Natal buoyed with confidence following their dominance over their opponent in the global showpiece.

The Africans have managed two successive wins over the Americans in their two editions in 2006 and 2010 and  are favourite to record a third straight win.

However, Marseille ace Andre Ayew,  feels the Americans will be the toughest opponent for the Black Stars and has asked his colleagues to eschew complacency.

“We have to be very careful of the US because when you lose to someone twice, you are very careful and alert to ensure that you are not a victim for the third time so I have no doubt that it will be very difficult against the USA,” he said

“We all know we are in a very difficult group, we are not favourites, Germany and Portugal are favourites, everybody expects them to qualify. It’s good for us because it doesn’t put us under pressure.

“How can we be under pressure when we are not favourites? If we qualify, it will be big news that Ghana qualified but when Germany and Portugal qualify, it will be normal.

“So we will work hard and enjoy ourselves because we also want to do something good for our country,” he concluded.


This article has 12 comment(s), give your comment
  • goodnews says:
    May 30, 2014 06:36 am
    Boys, cool down. Ghana wil qualify. Greeting all d way from nigeria. Africa is one. I trust ghana wen it come to tough matches lik dis.
  • Dr Who says:
    May 30, 2014 01:30 am
    Well said Dede....nobody would like to be beaten for the third time...they would play like wounded lions.
  • Ni-Bi says:
    May 29, 2014 10:24 pm
    @Papadinho, i need the pictures. send them to me in whatsapp (0507280995) Blessings bro.
  • great malo says:
    May 29, 2014 11:18 pm
    Excellent point
  • Edward, Maryland says:
    May 29, 2014 08:28 pm
    @Papadinho... Thanks for the updates. Good briefing. Continue to keep us posted. Thanks
  • Capo di Capi says:
    May 29, 2014 08:35 pm
    Dede you are the best.
  • prime says:
    May 29, 2014 08:49 pm
    What about Majeed waris? Wakaso? Schlupp and others? You do not give reports on them
  • Benny says:
    May 29, 2014 06:34 pm
    Complacency is what got Tyson knocked down by Douglas .We should treat the USA with respect like any other team.Mature talk Dede.
  • Ni-Bi says:
    May 29, 2014 06:58 pm
    Dede is really mature now! You will only sense maturity from someone like Dede who can foresee the evil ahead!
  • Papadinho says:
    May 29, 2014 07:35 pm
    I made 247 foto’s today, including a video the jam session after the training. Training report: first of all I want to apologise to Kwarasey for the criticisms of yesterday. He was really the man in training today. Dauda should be deported to the bench . He is no where near Kwarasey. It was really fun seeing the unity and the love in the team today. KPB did train today and was great. He even went in with some great tackles . Dude is not even scared of getting injured. Andre Ayew, wauw what a player!!! This boy should be the boss in the team. No joke. SULLEY was man of the training today. He showed us all that he’s a better finisher than all our strikers. Wauw he scored all his set pieces and Dede was second. It was heartbreaking watching Asamoah Gyan, he missed 60% of the set pieces. Maybe he’s just having a bad day. Jordan was really great at training and there’s no doubt about him making the finalssquad. Dauda did well today but Kwarasey was, is better and will always be better. Kwadwo Asamoah should be our secret weapon at this coming WC Damn dude ook is good. The way and the positionhe trained today says it all. He will be the playmaker at the WC with Dede and KPB supporting him. If u ask me who will go home, I can give u the names of dem 4 players that are on list . But I will make u wait in patients, I could be wrong. Asamoah Gyan got angry with me and my friends today after we told him what we don’t want.We told Gyan, we dont want no heartbreaking penalties from him again and he should please be cool on the field and give us more goals. He didn’t took it I n good faith. He got angry and stuff but we apologised to him and we were cool afterwards. Coach AA is really cool and very respected by the players. KPB on ther hand thinks he’s the star player by acting big and shit. If u ask me, this dude will quite the black stars after the WC. Please I beg u all, the pictures are too much so just check my Twitter for them. Or somebody should create whatsapp group and I will send them dere. Twitter: @the_TBoy. Jesus Fanatic. Bless
  • Codjoe says:
    May 29, 2014 05:14 pm
    I like this talk. Big ups ayew. We need to beat usa we cannot be sleeping or we will be shocked. The opening game has to be played like a final
  • Yaw says:
    May 29, 2014 05:12 pm
    It is true that complacency should be dealt with amongst the players. should we lose against USA, then we need to pack bags home. yes, we lost to Italy in 2006 and yet managed to qualify but that was to favourite team most tipped to win the world cup and surely they won it. beating the USA will ensure our qualification to the round of 16. Ghana and the Portugal/Germany will see the promise land and from there, we will try to set foot there by winning the ultimate. Go black, go for the ultimate.