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2014 World Cup: Kwesi Appiah says Black Stars are ready to win titles

Published on: 08 May 2014
Black Stars during a 2014 World Cup qualifier.

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah believes the Black Stars are inching ever closer towards breaking their title drought having built a wide pool of quality players.

The Black Stars have not won anything since their last triumph at the Africa Cup of Nations in 1982.

Ghana have twice made it to the grand finale of the Nations Cup only to stutter within the past 21 years.

Many are now beginning to believe the Black Stars are under a curse and will never return to their glory days despite the massive financial incentives in modern day football.

But the ex-Ghana captain believes the Black Stars are ripe for title success once more again having been patient with the development of vast talents in recent years.

"Success don't come easy, you need to prepare very well and build a team for it," he told Metro TV.

"If you look at the great teams in the world they had to start from somewhere and built to become successful.

"And I believe it is something we have done and that we should be winning something soon."


  • Paul says:
    May 08, 2014 09:39 am
    Did Akwasi Appiah really say that? Woooooooow....
  • Quincey says:
    May 09, 2014 12:17 am
    It's about time AA ,we're getting old so give us one ASAP.
  • Assemblyman says:
    May 08, 2014 09:05 pm
    Common AFCON kraa it was hard for you last year.merhn! Talk is cheap ke ka bi na di at least police no catch you after that hahahah ..
  • selfmade says:
    May 08, 2014 04:28 pm
    @ Benny... Bring your evidence and stop your useless rantings!! Where is the nepotism that u talking about? Where is the favoritism u insinuating? Who has AA has to called that he hasn't? Does the national team includes all members of Ghanaian tribe? Dude, Ghana doesn't have that your fake definition in out national team selection and is high time u shut the hell up if u have nothing to say!! The same players that AA is using is the same players that all our white coaches used and nobody was talking about nepotism!! Look at the line up and educate yourself!!
  • Kweku says:
    May 08, 2014 02:37 pm
    Xish Ghanaians de talk oo. We claim to no it all Bt we dnt no nothing Jst sit on their nyass n talk all day. Common light seff we no get talkness of water. Go circle go c some big gutter stinking n we Jst talk n talk. If the coach no gud let ur mama or papa go apply or u can apply ur self. Talkerthieves. Too no boys n girls.
  • Benny says:
    May 08, 2014 10:46 am
    If he stops favouritism,nepotism,prejudice against Certain players and do due diligence as a true professional coach,we will win titles. Solari has dropped Robinho,Kaka,Ronaldihno.That is coach with strategy. AA has no playing tactics so he picks any how.An active player is nothing to him.According to him,he does not watch the black star players playing for their various teams.Which means he picks who he thinks can deliver and recommendation and of course taking bribes from Dauda,Inkoom,Aful .You take tax payers money to South Africa to monitor players only for you to visit just two players not in their training ground or match time but their homes and give them tapes to watch.Why happen to DHL and Skype or phone call.Bribery coach. What credible coach do not listen to the Radio?It is a good practice to listen to your critics .Some of the issue,they talk about could be a salient apparatus . Essien for example should not command a starting place but AA will be scared to death not to start Essien. We need Accam,Atsu,Dede,Afriyie Acquah,K.Asa,Waris,Akaminko,Fit Vorsah,not Essien,John Mensah,Muntari,Painstil,Dauda.
  • A concerned citizen...222222 says:
    May 08, 2014 12:03 pm
    Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars, Ghana), Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset, Norway), [Richard Kingston[Turkish Club][safety net]), Fatau Dauda (Orlando Pirates, South Africa) Defenders Samuel Inkoom (Platanias, Greece), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege,John Mensah[ When fit] Belgium), Jonathan Mensah (Evian TG, France), Baba Abdul Rahman (Greuther Furth, Germany), Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), John Boye (Rennes, France), Isaac Vorsah (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria), Jerry Akaminko (Eskisehirspor, Turkey), Schulpp, Rashid Sumaila (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa) Midfielders Sulley Muntari (AC Milan, Italy), Michael Essien (AC Milan, Italy), Mubarak Wakaso (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Rabiu Mohammed (Kuban Krasnodar, Russia), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Andre Ayew (Marseille, France), David Accam (Sweden), Christian Atsu (Vitesse Arnhem, Holland), Afriyie Acquah (Parma), Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough, England) Forwards Jordan Ayew[Sochaux], Abdul Majeed Waris (Valenciennes, France), Kevin Prince Boateng (Schalke 04, Germany), Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Elche)
  • texas says:
    May 08, 2014 12:13 pm
    Why don't some you guys apply for this job or encourage your relatives or who ever you think can do better to go for the job. I have never seen a Black stars coach that was good enough for Ghanaians. You guys just criticize every policy, every action, every decision but none of you is ready to do anything that brings success or change. That was why milo and doya abandoned Ghana, with doya saying Ghanaians just talk too much, sleep too much, pray to God too much, but do nothing. That is why we are where we are now. Rotten nation! And please let AA do his damn job!