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2014 World Cup: Sorry Ghana coach consoled by good performance of Black Stars

Published on: 27 June 2014
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah

By Ameenu Shardow

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Courtesy African Origin Travel and Sports Tourism

Coach Kwesi Appiah feels sorry for the football-crazy Ghanaians who are deeply hurt by the early exit of the Black Stars from the 2014 World Cup.

Ghana crashed out of the tournament being staged in Brazil after a 2-1 defeat to Portugal in their final Group G game on Thursday.

The news of Ghana's first round exit – the first time since its World Cup debut in Germany 2006 – has been received with massive grief by the football-crazy Ghanaian fans back home.

The streets of the Ghanaian capital, Accra, was left quiet after he defeat to Portugal which sealed Ghana's elimination from the tournament.

Kwesi Appiah in his apologetic post-match comments to Ghanaians is consoled by the 'good performance' of his team which according to him was failed by several missed opportunities.

“Ghana is a football loving country and they would love to see their team go to the next stage,” he said.

“But at this is the highest level of football, even the best country is out.

“Ghanaians love football to bits, I will compare Ghanaians to Brazilian because football is life,”

“All I can say is that this is unfortunate. The performance was good but we didn't take our opportunities.”

The Black Stars team have since return to their team base in Maceio to pack up their belongings and make travel arrangements for their return to Ghana.


This article has 15 comment(s), give your comment
  • King says:
    June 27, 2014 08:15 am
    U fu*k up!!! A coaching telling a player fu*k up. AA's ego has taken over him.
  • Viper says:
    June 27, 2014 08:20 am
    Don't be ridiculous coach,what good performance???? I have been open-,minded regarding the coach's appointment but in my opinion,I don't think he is good enough to lead the the Black Star,even his assistance Maxwell Konadu was more proactive. This silly 'football is life in Ghana' answers are not enough if you want to stay on as a coach.What on earth is your vision for the team? Yours aims?Ambitions? What goals? When and how you will achieve? 'Football is life',we are not looking for this right now.We want real answers as to what went wrong and moving forward.
  • mukmin says:
    June 27, 2014 08:24 am
    Dr. Appiah the best team is not out yet. The best team is the team that will win the world cup. It's the teams that suck are the ones who are out ie teams who can't defend to save their lives, teams with no quality etc. We happen to fall in the category of the latter ie sucky teams thanks to you and the gfa.
  • kwame says:
    June 27, 2014 09:10 am
    AA and Steve Keshi of Nigeria are good coaches.We should give him more time and he would excel. After all world highest coaches of Roy Hodgson,Fabio Capello,and Prandelli of Italy all got their teams eliminated in the first round of play. We shall get there my people..
  • Assisi says:
    June 27, 2014 09:17 am
    We are out of the World Cup because of our central defenders.
  • Papa says:
    June 27, 2014 09:30 am
    Do not blame players when ur shit tactics didnt work. Even sammy kuffour said it on tv. U are daft!
  • coach says:
    June 27, 2014 09:40 am
    I knew this guy was not mature enough to coach Ghana and I also knew Ghana was bound to fail. The corrupt GFA under the autocratic Nyatakyi decided to give our precious team to a novice who has no knowledge about coaching and can't coach even Bofoakwa. The writing was boldly pasted on the wall but those who cannot read between the lines refuse to see. For Christ's sake he is not a coach, he even did not merit assistant coach but because Nyatakyi has been sharing hia salary with him, he single handedly appointed himand even offered him contract extension just to make sure that he remains even when he fails
  • kobina says:
    June 27, 2014 10:56 am
    Stupid excuss that even best country is out. please leave your post after bringing confusion to this wonderful team we have. Ignorant taken money from the players and fixing them to olay by resting the best players. Appiah leave the stars alone. go go go goooooooooooo!!!!!
  • A concerned citizen says:
    June 27, 2014 12:26 pm
    The reason why Dr AA must go First he is still learning..long time ago he is still building his team first 11 players yet, every much new players, he can not blend very well the old and the new and as such creating confusion among the players. Thus, putting square pegs in round hole experiment to earn him "try and error" coach and i doubt whether Ghana can win a trophy. For example AFCON tournament he failed miserably. GFA gave him the second chance to make amends he has just blown that opportunity. He can not manage egos today he will fight with the Ayews or KPB tomorrow Munatari i even suspect he is fighting Esiien, Badu and others under ground because of his silent killer instincts specialty."Dictator" coach AA will sack all the players one by one until he will have no player to coach..huh..If friends are sharing jokes why should you go and buy it? This reveals his ignorance coupled with colonial mentality plus his guilty conscience or bad motives towards his own players.His incompetence was manifested in the very first match against U,S. How can you field fresh people ahead of experienced ones? His explanation reveals his ignorance to the World.How can you go to war and leave out your best guns and go with "Ate abr3fr3" first so when the war becomes tough then you come back to take your best guns? you must have been killed ..and that was what happened. It was because of this the international pundits never gave Ghana a dog chance and they got it right...Huge talents in Ghana..Yes but an apprentice coach managing the affairs.If care is not taken he will be killing talents...Why? His silent killing instincts is working on some seniors players to sideline them ruin their careers...He is ignorantly fielding some fresh guys to kill their confidence...Why? At a big stage you need to introduce fresh guys gradually so they will learn from their seniors. All coaches who failed at the World cup have resigned but not African "dictator" coach AA. or may be that is his family stool. Any coach could have reached the semi final or even win the World cup with these huge talents...We don't want a coach who will share crocodile tears because of his guilty conscience.
  • jb says:
    June 27, 2014 01:56 pm
    I knew from day one that you will never be a good coach and you proved me right after 2013 cup of nation and stupid FA kept you, here we go again and thank God you proved me right better off with old security job in london
  • Ghanaman says:
    June 27, 2014 04:30 pm
    AA is a good coach who was let down By in disciplined players.AA help us win the AFCON please.
  • killer says:
    June 27, 2014 05:39 pm
    FU*K YOU!!!
  • Boro says:
    June 27, 2014 08:39 pm
    When it comes to picking players to form a squad in a big tournament such as WC discipline players must always be the key factor for any intelligent coach. Many coaches have succeeded by dropping the most in-form players due to the fact that those players are found to be indiscipline so that those coaches can have control over their team. Only dumbest coaches will not consider this as a key factor.
  • Emma says:
    June 28, 2014 01:55 am
    Failed coaches often resign honorably. Not an African coach ? The pay is mouthwatering, that's why! I will not be surprised to see demonstrations in Kumasi, Accra, and other big cities, to this effect.
  • Sami says:
    June 29, 2014 11:27 am
    Please Leave Ghana. AA you such a stupid ass. football is not your business. trust me ! watch it on tv . Please watch all ghana games in t.v. again. look how you look like when you are on the side trying to give attention and the how other traier look like. you don't have any vision. no plan, no way or certain goal. you such an idiot. be fair to yourself and to GHANA. stop doing the job. please