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2014 World Cup: Kevin-Prince Boateng's moaning to start is good for Black Stars- Stephen Appiah

Published on: 20 June 2014
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Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah says Kevin-Prince Boateng’s moaning for a starting role at the World Cup has been blown out of proportion by the media.

Boateng criticized head coach Kwesi Appiah for starting him from the bench in Ghana’s opening 2-1 defeat to USA on Monday.

Appiah, a member of Ghana’s backroom staff in Brazil, the Schalke 04 desire to start is a positive vibe for the team.

"This is not a case to blow out of proportion. Good players always are not happy when they are left on the bench and it’s natural," Appiah told Africanfootball.com.

"I remember when I use to play I always felt uncomfortable when I was left on the bench, but you have to understand it’s all about team work.

"When you have good players in a team who are happy to be on the bench then you have a big problem but if they are not happy it tell you their hunger and ambition."

Boateng is expected to start against his country of birth Germany on Saturday in a must-win Group G match.

Comments

  • Golklilie says:
    June 21, 2014 09:00 am
    I MEAN SOME VERY IMPORTANT THING ABOUT OUR TEAM. Ghanaian players choose the wrong position to play. Example take Wakaso and Philip Lahm, who is talentué? Yet Lahm plays Defense. Take Dani Alves and Albert Adomah which is yet talentué Dani Alves plays defense. Everyone wants to play midfield for years Ghana has no defender Lateral left and he is a player talentué as Kwadwo who plays defense. Wakaso can play left defender. Albert Adomah can play right defender
  • Truth hurts says:
    June 21, 2014 06:40 am
    So does that mean you're going to win the world cup for Ghana? Absolute rubbish!!! Highly overrated for nothing. You think football is all about different hairstyles and tatoos? Bulky no brains. Everytime I wonders how ghana allowed this guy to get into the their team again,after all his shenanigans the last time. He's so deluded just like an average ghanian out there. This guy doesn't love the country,his all for his personal selfish interest. He's taking everyone for a ride. He knows he can't try this with the German team. He won't get in their team anyway. They have world class players,yet they're quiet. Only him sprouting rubbish from his big ygly mouth. Nigeria left Ike uche out of the team for Indiscpline. And for refusing to apologise to Stephen keshi. He took the team to the last afcon with doubt big names,a new relatively unknown team and they won. Now,does that mean will win the world cup with or without him? NO. No african country can win the world cup cus they lack discipline and tactical awareness. Until we learnt to.Ghana wake up and smell the coffee this guy is only using you.the truth hurts.
  • Dy Jee - Shanghai, China says:
    June 21, 2014 05:41 am
    An Octopus has predicted a win for Ghana in the German Ghana match tonight! May God bless and make this prediction come true, God luck to the Black Stars and all Ghanaians, Amen!!! http://msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=2&from=en-us_msnhpvidmod#/video/8e33bad6-9a6d-d83f-ba08-3561fe358354
  • Nana(RSA) says:
    June 21, 2014 05:08 am
    We can survive with this squad: Kwarasey/Dauda Boye- Essien-Mensah-Wakaso Afriyie Acquah- Agyeman Badu Dede- Kevin- Kwadwo Asamoah Gyan. Essien- Talk to the defenders throughout the match as you set example by doing your job perfectly
  • Tetteh mike says:
    June 21, 2014 03:12 pm
    Ghana ll beat so called germany tonight 2-0 whather they like or not.
  • THE TRUTH STANDS says:
    June 21, 2014 02:09 pm
    I SAW GHANA BEAT GERMANY 1-0 AND GHANAIANS WERE JUBILATING AT THE STADIUM ! ! !
  • kofi says:
    June 20, 2014 09:13 pm
    @shango go to hell
  • ACE says:
    June 20, 2014 09:26 pm
    gyimifour ben nso ni shango...ur name should rather be ''shame n go''
  • Nana says:
    June 20, 2014 09:31 pm
    Ghana will beat Germany to make history.Germans have no respect for the Black Stars.
  • calif says:
    June 20, 2014 09:34 pm
    please there is no way.... hahaha
  • johnny says:
    June 20, 2014 09:36 pm
    I MEAN SOME VERY IMPORTANT THING ABOUT OUR TEAM. Ghanaian players choose the wrong position to play. Example take Wakaso and Philip Lahm, who is talentué? Yet Lahm plays Defense. Take Dani Alves and Albert Adomah which is yet talentué Dani Alves plays defense. Everyone wants to play midfield for years Ghana has no defender Lateral left and he is a player talentué as Kwadwo who plays defense. Wakaso can play left defender. Albert Adomah can play right defender.
  • Time bomb says:
    June 20, 2014 09:36 pm
    C some billy goat speaking.....shango or,wateva u call urself u beta shut ur muff ... If u dnt hv anytin sensible to say here.
  • kofi says:
    June 20, 2014 09:10 pm
    Who cares if they score @shanko go to hell
  • Ike says:
    June 20, 2014 09:10 pm
    K.P.B will be man of the match moro
  • SHANGO says:
    June 20, 2014 08:46 pm
    Germany 6 Ghana 1 Kwadwo Asamoah to score the only goal.It will happen live
  • PeeWee says:
    June 20, 2014 10:51 pm
    He decided to rescind his decision not to play for Ghana because of the world cup, so why keep him on the bench. He only wants to play at the WC to boost his chance of another big money move to a top club, and our ignorant football officials fell for it. He is gonna go back to hibernate after the WC, mark it.
  • Louis says:
    June 20, 2014 11:00 pm
    n who is dis shango u beta shut up kk
  • johnny says:
    June 20, 2014 10:06 pm
    I MEAN SOME VERY IMPORTANT THING ABOUT OUR TEAM. Ghanaian players choose the wrong position to play. Example take Wakaso and Philip Lahm, who is talentué? Yet Lahm plays Defense. Take Dani Alves and Albert Adomah which is yet talentué Dani Alves plays defense. Everyone wants to play midfield for years Ghana has no defender Lateral left and he is a player talentué as Kwadwo who plays defense. Wakaso can play left defender. Albert Adomah can play right defender
  • Samedge says:
    June 20, 2014 09:59 pm
    @ACE u can say that again ooo. Ne maame tw3 6 Ghana 1. Ne papa na 3b3 hy3 1 no
  • coach says:
    June 20, 2014 09:51 pm
    Coach Appiah is clueless and useless. He is a liability to the team. Useless coach who does not know his first eleven two years after taken over
  • selfmade says:
    June 21, 2014 01:53 am
    The onlyway any team that beat Germany is to press them in midfield!
  • Papa USA says:
    June 21, 2014 12:45 am
    you will be dead before that happens and I don't forsee you dying, it will never happen in Jesus name.
  • selfmade says:
    June 21, 2014 12:50 am
    He had a poor game against Germany in south Africa and not only that but he looked subdued! I hope u have a good game against them tomorrow because the talking is too much!
  • Boro says:
    June 20, 2014 11:58 pm
    Let us see you giving a lot of splitting passes, ruthless behind the strikes and accurate and down shots. No more wild shots which normally does not find the net.
  • Slam says:
    June 21, 2014 08:37 am
    KWASIA BIA will come to Ghana and fool, all Nigerians should go back to their ill-feted land full of suicide bombers, uneducated fools who will only bomb their own people because of power.
  • coach says:
    June 21, 2014 08:15 am
    Shut up @ Truth Hurt, just read your horrible English again, my class 2 girl can write better English than you. Don't come and disgrace yourself again
  • apiangalege says:
    June 21, 2014 09:32 am
    KPB is a German mole in the camp of the Black stars of Ghana. Take whatever he s saying with a pinch of salt. A player that only turn up to every 4 years to play for his supposed nation cannot fool anyone with this ranting of his.Watch out, when Ghana eventually crashes out you ll begin hear how mistaken he d been ever deciding to play for Ghana
  • truth hurts says:
    June 21, 2014 09:55 am
    @coach lol you make me laugh if only you know who you're talking or dealing with. You're talking about English. Shamesless tart.@slam,you see pple don't like the truth i can understand that. But the truth is the truth. This is coming from a nigerian. A country that is full Bh,and bombers like you say. I'll take that as a complement lol. Words,abuses don't bother me. It's like water on a duck back.Dirt off my shoulder. You can go on red arrow me more.