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2014 World Cup: Ghana team have no doubts of progression ahead of Germany clash

Published on: 20 June 2014
Ghana FA spokesman Ibrahim Sannie Daara

By Ameenu Shardow

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The Ghana team remain confident of progression at the 2014 World Cup despite their stuttering start and with a tough game against Germany fast on the horizon.

The Black Stars go into their second group game against the three-time winners on Saturday in desperate need of points following their opening 2-1 defeat to the United States.

Ghana face a possible early exit from the tournament which promised to be their best ever since their debut campaign at Germany 2006.

The massive disappointment from the USA defeat the prospect of an early exit threatens to psychologically distract the Black Stars players of their aim of salvaging their campaign against Germany this Saturday in Fortaleza.

But the Ghana FA’s spokesman Ibrahim Sannie Daara insists the team is only focused on doing what is required to qualify and not being bothered by the prospect of their early elimination.

“We are not thinking of elimination, we are thinking of getting results against Germany and then Portugal for us to qualify to the next stage,” Sannie Daara said.

“So there are no thoughts at all over elimination. We are strongly confident of getting the desired results needed for us to progress in this competition.”


This article has 27 comment(s), give your comment
  • Capo di Capi says:
    June 20, 2014 12:01 pm
    @Shine please don't resort to violence; and please stop preaching that on this site. Thou shall not pay evil with evil. Peace n love!
  • Paul says:
    June 20, 2014 12:03 pm
    Are ghanaians really being killed in nigeria? Is it true? Please confirm or deny it and lets see what we can do about it. Now, on our game against germany, alot of ghanaians blamed Akwasi Appiah's selection by benching the so called senior players. So, this time around i will like him to field all the so called senior players in the team to see whether they can give us the win we are all looking forward to on saturday.
  • Boro says:
    June 20, 2014 12:03 pm
    We need 100%concentration from the blast of the whistle to the end. No unecessary holding onto the ball, combativeness at the back, ruthless in the middle and accurate upfront. No late tackles and an act of indiscipline no matter the provocation.
  • Healer says:
    June 20, 2014 12:03 pm
    Wat i knw is dat,der is nuffin imposible under dis sun,hu r e Germans?r they nt human beings like us,we can beat e German n we r going to beat dem 2.go Black stars go Ghana.
  • eb says:
    June 20, 2014 01:07 pm
    Please please please considero wakaso on the left back and afful on the right or sumaila
  • WiseMan says:
    June 20, 2014 01:11 pm
    All those saying Ghana cant beat germany are totally stupid,luck of Ambition and Loosers.The statement '''I cant''' is for loosers so am sure u all saying that are loosers.This is not a fact,who knew spain will go hme or be beating by a netherland team 5-1 that played with Ghana's bench?germany dont have no big name players they just play as a unit just like spain and ghana did in 2010,Asamoah gyan and kevin prince have made more name than most german players and even gettng big cheques,u foolish people are the people who dont progress in life because u think evrythng is impossible.well the germans are mortals,beaterble,n is nt liek the last time they played Ghana they gave us 5also.only 1 goal seperated in S.A,lets all rather pray and hope for best,mxm am angry as shit reading this foolish peoples comments.
  • A concerned citizen says:
    June 20, 2014 12:37 pm
    Good..very optimistic indeed and we will back you in prayers but the whole thing depends upon coach AA'selection now. Advise Akwasi to stop what he did last time.. How do you go to war and you intentionally leave out your best weapons like guns, missiles...and go with spear and if the fight gets tough then you come back to take your best might have been killed by that
  • brillet says:
    June 20, 2014 03:22 pm
    Hmmm,my hopes are down but i pray God intervains in this difficult situation of Ghana.Go black stars go.
  • Emmahans says:
    June 20, 2014 03:50 pm
    A live dog is better, far better than a dead lion! Who are the so called senior players? Hmmm, why can't we allow AA to stay focused? Stop making that narcissistic ramblings you self-acclaimed beta coaches. Ghana 1-0 Germany
  • stupid shine says:
    June 20, 2014 09:15 pm
    And please GSN you pple should learn to edit and moderate comments on your website. It's not all you should be allowing. This is 2014,and there's no place for this half baked shambolic journalism. If you can't do things right then shut down the website period ASAP.
  • stupid shine says:
    June 20, 2014 09:11 pm
    @SHINe!!! Stop that nonsense nothing is happening here,and no one is killing anyone. I dare say all ghanians should call their relatives if any in Nigeria or get in touch with your high commission(embassy). How dare you shime trying to cause trouble where there's none. Big shame on you. How old are you moron? Even a kid will not go on with this idiocy of yours. You are a stupid fool,big for nothing rable rouser. If you starts the trouble can you wait to face it? Cowards like you start and jump at the first shot. Innocent nigerian students are being killled in Ghana,yet the two govts and the school authorities are handling it. If you have to kill for a kill does that bring anyone back? You need to repent and ask for forgiveness from God and apologise to everyone on thios forum for LYING. If there's trouble if your relatives are the first victims how would you feel. You're a useless shameless TART. You need to be educated or go back to leave in the jungle. You can go and reply with abuses,but trust me I won't reply you once cus am too mature for lowlife like you.
  • Nii Q. says:
    June 20, 2014 08:37 pm
    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE - CALM DOWN!! Why you talk such foolish rot?! An isolated incident & you want to start war with Nigeria, foolish man why! An eye for an eye leaves everyone blind - do you want to be blind, your family & friends? PLEASE CALM DOWN! - why did you allow this nonsense to be published? Very irresponsible.
  • Sterlingz says:
    June 20, 2014 10:50 am
    Those who doubts should keep on doubting...Ghana will shock the world
  • dennis says:
    June 20, 2014 11:00 am
    The stars can make it since there is a saying:the spirit that sent the yam to the bush will provide the hoe for digging .blackstars wil make africa proud
  • Reef says:
    June 20, 2014 11:21 am
    We shall beat Germany and Portugal To bag 6 points and show the world that the USA game was nothing but a mere entertainment just how the Yanks wanted it. This time let's get down to business. Go Black's All or nothing!!! Ghana 3-0 Germany
  • Issah mohammed says:
    June 20, 2014 10:18 am
    It will be a big history for black stars to defeat germany.
  • Sami says:
    June 20, 2014 10:38 am
    I can't wait till the match starts and see how Ghana win against the germans. They should play offensive and strong like Chile, Costa Rica, Uruguay. I mean it is possible to beat the germans, like URUGUAY beat Spain. In addition to that Cameroon played 2:2 in Germany just ahead their preparation for the WC2014. WHAT I want to say is, that even a DRAW will keep us in the tournament .Let us Pray to pass the group. :)
  • Sterlingz says:
    June 20, 2014 09:16 am
    Of course Ghana will qualifier..let the Thomases doubt.we did the same to.the Czechs nd this is going to be another history in the making for the blackstars . But the prayers should learn how to sing the nation's anthem.
  • Ahmed says:
    June 20, 2014 09:19 am
    Thats impossible my friend.
  • Kwabena says:
    June 20, 2014 09:21 am
  • Truth says:
    June 20, 2014 09:24 am
    Funny guy.This is the same person who said it was wise for AA not to use his first 11 during the WC friendlies because our opponents were watching.With all these people advising the coach how can we qualify.
  • Hikanotes1986 says:
    June 20, 2014 09:27 am
    Dreamer; was how Joseph was called until he became a prime minister. Nobody is punished for dreaming big. You rather reap the results of dreaming big.
  • jb says:
    June 20, 2014 09:42 am
    In football anything can happen
  • chrisgya says:
    June 20, 2014 09:47 am
    wow...wat tall mountain for the stars. I do not really think bs can make it out of the group but I will not be surprise if bs beat Germany bcos the same tin happened in 2006. Losing to Italy and beating Czech n USA. Anything is possible but our coach ooooooooooooooo....pls AA pls AA, do the right tin right oooooo....d boyz r gud but our coach ooooooooooooooo!!!!!!! Ghana 3 Germany 2.
  • shine says:
    June 20, 2014 09:51 am
    Theres a news reaching us that Ghanaian fans has been killed in Nigeria Lagos during Iran and Nigeria match. The reports said that anger Nigerians vengered where Ghanaians were watching the game and attacked them with machetes some were injured. what is wrong with so called Nigerians by killing Ghanaians? Theres a time now for us to fight them this is our chance.every Ghanaians should not let this go free lets us come out in Ghana to drive them away. if we fails to do so then we are nothing but cowards. lets attack Nigerians in from house to house. if you read this information prepared theres a match that Nigeria will play lets us storm wherever they are watching their matches and thorn them apart. We will not forgive them this time Ghana fans lets fight i am talking to you now we will head to Accra mall tonight with dangerous weapongs. No Nigerian will survive. no Nigerian will survive in town heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy blood shall flow up and down.
  • Big mouth says:
    June 20, 2014 09:51 am
  • Sami says:
    June 20, 2014 10:02 am
    Anybody got an idea how to defeat the germans?