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2014 World Cup: Kwadwo Asamoah confident Ghana will be a proud nation

Published on: 28 May 2014
Kwadwo Asamoah is in top shape ahead of the World Cup

By Patrick Akoto

Kwadwo Asamoah says the Black Stars are determined to make Ghana a proud nation as the 2014 World Cup in Brazil approaches.

The Africans are currently holding out their pre-World Cup training exercise in the Netherlands.

Coach Kwesi Appiah has been trimming the rough edges of his team ahead of Saturday’s high profile international friendly against Holland in Rotterdam.

Ghana will lock horns with old foes USA and Germany as well as Portugal in a difficult group G ties during the World Cup in Brazil.

There are many who feel the hope of the African continent will rest on the West Africans following their progressive outings in the last two editions of the tournament.

There is increasing pressure on the team as they prepare to take on the rest of the world but the Juventus ace insists they are primed to make Ghanaians and for that matter Africans happy and proud.

“We are going there with one aim. We want to do our best and win the cup. The main target is to make our fans happy and proud,”he said

“We know there is a huge level of expectations on us but we have been here before and did something special and so we’ll build on that.

“It’s not going to be a stroll in the park for us but we have the men who have played at this top level before.

“We’re not going to be intimidated at all. We play with these same players week-in-week-out and so there are no fears at all.

“We just have to get our rhythm and team spirit right and spot on and then we’ll see how it goes. Africa will be proud of us."

The Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah will use the friendly against the European giants to assess which players will be on board the plane to Brazil.


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  • gwegwes bogwes says:
    May 28, 2014 08:35 pm
    papadinho will lyk 2 see de images; it wld be much appreciated
  • danso russell says:
    May 28, 2014 08:50 pm
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  • @papadinho says:
    May 28, 2014 08:55 pm
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  • traceDEE says:
    May 28, 2014 08:56 pm
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  • Nana says:
    May 29, 2014 04:04 am
    would like to see the photos
  • Nana says:
    May 29, 2014 04:05 am
    [email protected] would like to see the photos
  • Speed says:
    May 28, 2014 01:07 pm
    Go get it boys. There is nothing like impossible in this world. There is always a 1st time in every aspect of life. All nations going to the world cup is aiming for the title so why not us? The strategy is, ''kill them as they come''. All the nations who have won it before had their 1st time moments too so I Believe Anything Is Possible. God Bless Africa!!!
  • sam va says:
    May 28, 2014 01:23 pm
    I like the zeal, enthusiasm and confidence of our players, but I want them to be very of cautious about it so as not to be overconfident. I still want to wait and see the Holland game before I start my own assessment of the team.
  • benny says:
    May 28, 2014 02:41 pm
    This is the only way to go. Show the world it is possible. For the first time since 2006 our players have the confidence to go all the way. We have done in the junior competition so why not on the senior stage. I hate to hear the semi-final chorus. Why set your sight on the sky when you can walk on the moon
  • D says:
    May 28, 2014 05:38 pm
  • DON DOMINIC says:
    May 28, 2014 03:35 pm
    all our players want to achieve something except our captain who is going there to enjoy.
  • Papadinho says:
    May 28, 2014 06:19 pm
    Now I believe the goalkeepers trainer when he said Kwarasey lacks confidence!! I went to the training today and wauw dauda is good. Dude is really good with penalties. On the hand Kwarasey lacks confidence big time!! Dude will get angry at any goal he concedes at training then starts cursing. He’s putting unnecessary pressure om himself for nothing. I mean come on, this is just training. The other players were really impressed with dauda and they were all clapping for him and making jokes with him. I think Kwarasey should just have fun at training like dauda it’s doing. Kwarasey even refused to take a pic with me after training. Why? Cause he’s angry -_- but he came later to apologise and took a pic with me. One thing I noticed is, KPB didn’t train with his teammates. While his teammates took the bicycle to training, KPB was in a car. Like Wtf who’s is this and why is he playing the boss in camp? When he got to the training ground, he got in a conversation with AA and left with some German guys. He didn’t train. After the training session, KPB showed up with this German guys at the hotel and walking like a boss. I don’t who he thinks he is but **** him!! He was even shooting at fans, including me. Jordan did well at training today. He and his brother and Gyan were practicing free kicks watch out!!! Anybody wants the foto’s? Leave your email behind and I will send them . Bless
  • tbdarko says:
    May 28, 2014 07:59 pm
    @ papadinho, will love to see the photos ([email protected]) Thanks...
  • paradise says:
    May 28, 2014 04:09 pm
    I really love this boys..i hope the cup is for us so there is no rush at all. Deliver and come back happily..May God be with you guys