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2014 World Cup: Star midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has no doubts of Ghana's progress in Brazil

Published on: 05 June 2014
Kwadwo Asamoah will be a key man for Ghana in Brazil

Juventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah is full of belief of Ghana’s chances of making it out of their tough group at the 2014 World Cup.

The Black Stars are up against it in Brazil having been drawn against Germany, Portugal and the USA.

Ghana have always progressed from their group ever since making their World Cup debut in Germany 2006.

Several football pundits have however predicted an early exit for the Black Stars team despite the vast quality within.

But Kwadwo Asamoah who is expected to play a leading role for the team this term in Brazil is confident the team will once more again rise to the occasion.

“I think we have to go to Brazil with belief rather than hope of advancing from the group,” Asamoah told Al Jazeera.

“It is a tough group and the matches will be difficult but we have every chance

In this is the World Cup.

“There are no easy groups or easy games. We’re fully aware of this and that’s how we’ll be playing every game.

“I always want to be the best so I always give 100 percent for both club and country when I am playing.”

Ghana will open their World Cup campaign against USA on June 16 in Natal before facing Germany and Portugal in subsequent Group G games.


This article has 15 comment(s), give your comment
  • 21guns says:
    June 05, 2014 06:19 pm
    I absolutely agree with you selfmade, but I can assure you that he will do wonders this time around. God bless Ghana
  • selfmade says:
    June 05, 2014 05:24 pm
    This is a guy who always talk big before matches but his matches for the national team leaves much to be desired! He is of course ghanas most talented player in the WC and there is no too ways about that but his performances for the national team is not A RATED! Except Angola where he was truly magnificent, all his subsequent matches for the bs has been CONSISTENTLY INCONSISTENT! He can turned up in one game and flop in the next game! He can be awesome in the first half and becomes a PASSENGER in the second half! I know club FOOTBAL is diff from national team football but the GREAT PLAYERS are those who can perform in both and is high time he performs in the national colors and BRAZIL IS THERE FOR HIM TO PROVE US ALL WRONG once and for all! When ZIDANE was asked why he always perform wonderfully against BRAZIL,he said ' looking at the line up of the Brazilian selecao and the world class players in their mist, gives me the MOTIVATION to play against the best and I always want to prove myself against them' and thus is the way our players should think now HEADING INTO BRAZIL! In German 06, one Brazilian commentator said that ' France has ONE BRAZILIAN PLAYER in their squad and he is ZIDANE' and ASA should show the Brazilians the stuff he is made of!
  • Osono says:
    June 05, 2014 05:50 pm
    Masa giv us some break. Are u d only one who watches bs match? Why wnt b honest small. This guy has always play wit his heart for ghana n deserve beta frm pple lyk u
  • texas says:
    June 05, 2014 05:48 pm
    I agree with you selfmade. K ASA needs to deliver for black stars.
  • [email protected] says:
    June 05, 2014 06:14 pm
    ghana need absolutely team work.. cos is not gona be easy..
  • Kobe Jones says:
    June 05, 2014 06:18 pm
    @selfmade all this while thought u had lil sense...In the past 3yrs give me one outstanding players who has outshone in all our matches?? better name to think of than Asa...Do you guys follow the bs at all cos it seems all i read here is total gibberish ...You can fairly criticize any bs player but not Kwadwo Asamoah...Hell No!!
  • Adebayo says:
    June 05, 2014 06:42 pm
    When players are given clear roles to fulfill week-in week-out, they specialize and grow! Our coach says he doesn't believe in systems, he allows players to express themselves on the pitch! This is dangerous when you have a team of very talented individual players. It means they express themselves with no definite targets, and there is the tendency to entertain and play for praise rather than play for the team! In the final analysis, most talented players give out as much as they are motivated and that leaves the questions on AA style of motivating and bringing the best out of our indubitably talented Black Stars!
  • Samedge says:
    June 05, 2014 07:16 pm
    I like K. Asamoah bcos of how decent & calm he is in the Blackstar. This gentleman will let his critics get drown in their own shit(faeces) in Brazil.
  • CEREBRAL says:
    June 05, 2014 08:14 pm
    Kwadwo Asamoah is very talented. When he plays for Juventus at the left-wing-back position, he is more direct, passes/crosses the ball faster. It appears as if his work is 'cut' for him at Juventus and therefore there is much clarity and usefulness to his responsibilities. On the other hand when he plays for Ghana his position sometimes changes and he holds onto the ball much longer trying to dribble at a much slower pace which results in his opponents knocking him off the ball. K. Asamoah will do great for Ghana if he is given the same responsibilities as in Juventus. Juventus is not some ' 'hinterland' sort of team.....they are top class with quality players and performance. It baffles me: how can a world class player be paid in his club to play a specific role and yet when he plays for Ghana he is supposed to play a different position? I doubt he is being utilized properly in the Black Stars!!!
  • Blow says:
    June 06, 2014 12:32 am
    Folks, please give Essien and Muntari a break ! I cannot simply fathom the rational behind the negative tweets against these all time greats. If you have any thing to say, please do so at the end of the competition as I know by then you would have been proven wrong. Essien is currently the most irreplaceable player in the team and if you don't believe just watch out when the competition starts where foes will be more than friends. As for Ali Jarah, he is a nation wrecker and Essien will prove him wrong. Go Bisson Go Ghana Go Muntari Go Black Stars.
  • CAP'N PLANET says:
    June 05, 2014 10:07 pm
    Scared of injury.Otherwise,no reason why he should underperform.
  • selfmade says:
    June 05, 2014 10:13 pm
    kobe Jones... Dawg, I had wanted to reply u with insults too but I stop and rather ll deal with issues with u! firstly, where did I say that Asa hasn't performed for Ghana? where mate? Am just wondering if u did read my posts at all! I said ASA is a talented player but his PERFORMANCES has been inconsistent and any truth observer of bs ll know and understand what am saying! U said that he has OUTSHONE EVERY player in the bs for the past three years and how did he do that? Stats goes against what u said and rather u who is ignorant of the bs! How many goals did ASA score in the WC qualifiers? How many assists did he provided during the WC qualifiers? A typical eg of ASA inconsistencies has been the three matches Ghana has played recently! Against ZAMBIA in Kumasi he was really the man of the match in the Ghanaian squad but was a FLOP against Egypt in kumas! He was also a big FLOP against Egypt in Cairo and all his performances for Ghana in recent subsequent matches has been below AVERAGE! He is such a talent but criticism ll make him even better player and the fact of the matter is that he is now ONT TOP OF HIS GAME AT CLUB SIDE and is about time we tell him to up his game for Ghana too! Why do u have to insult me for saying the right thing? I ll not throw a line at u!
  • Solo uk says:
    June 05, 2014 11:39 pm
    @ selfmade thanks u didn't insult.i quit commenting on this site after the 2006 World Cup and after posting some articles on ghanaweb. Instead of people sticking to issues it is always insults. Anyway, I think that KASA has most often than not played in so many positions for the BS. When u watch Ghana Germany @ the 2010 wc you will realize he did well wrong the middle of the park. In fact it was his deflected or blocked goal attempt that the Germans took advantage of to score on a counter. Play K .Asa in the middle and he will deliver.this was the case in Angola. Yes in juvenile, he is not in the middle but delivers but that is down to the quality of the entire juve team
  • Gye di says:
    June 05, 2014 06:41 pm
    This is the mentality we need to approach this group. Anything is possible. If Germany has history, we also has a history of upsetting the status quo. If Portugal has CR7, we also has the likes of Boye, Inkoom, Afful and J. Mensah to keep him at bay. Also, a team is made up eleven players not just one.
  • Kwabena says:
    June 05, 2014 06:48 pm
    Just that AA needs to talk to the so called spent talent Essien and Muntari who are there only because of experience to show some respect to the technical team because they will find things tough if we fail based on their indiscipline atitude. Afterall, they can ask to be replaced if they feel they are too big to play under AA and his team. They should humble themselves and kill themselves for the nation because the nation has done a lot for them through youth football which gave them exposure . Essien attended St. Augustines but was academically very poor. Nobody wanted him to be his friend except in times of milo games since he had nothing to offer academically and should remember how lonely he was those days and humble himself. As for Muntari the least said about him the better because of 'Hajia' Kande.