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Black Stars goalkeepers' trainer Nassamu SHOCKED by Kwarasey's attack on his credentials

Published on: 08 July 2014
Nassamu Yakubu

Ghana goalkeepers’ trainer Nassamu Yakubu is surprised by claims by World Cup gloves man Adam Larsen Kwarasey he is incompetent for the job.

Kwarasey, who was dropped as Ghana’s first choice goalkeeper at the World Cup, launched a scathing attack on the Medeama SC trainer as lacking the credentials to handle the national team.

But Yakubu has questioned the timing for Kwarasey’s outburst having worked with him the last two years.

“I need not to boast of what I have done and what I can do as a goalkeepers' trainer and for Kwarasey, I always approach him and ask what I can really do to help him give out his best and he always tells me I am doing the right thing,” the former Hearts of Oak goalkeeper told Kumasi-based Metro FM.

“I am surprised to hear him question my competence, because I have been coaching him for two years now and never has he said anything like that.”

Kwarasey in a separate interview with a Norwegian newspaper alleged that he was dropped from the Ghana’s starting line-up to face Germany hours to the match after some players complained he could not communicate with them in Twi.

“How can we decide to drop a player from the starting line-up, after we have made up our mind to start him by listening to complaints from some of his colleagues?

“We were the same people who started him against USA and is he telling us some players influenced our decision to settle on him as a starter.”


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  • Tanko says:
    July 08, 2014 06:04 pm
    There was all indication that Kwarasey was benched because if favoritism. The commentators if the game against Germany even stated that Dauda is not the number one goalie of his South African side. Despite all if the above mentioned, Yakubu wasn't that good of a goalie at his time with heart of oak but it didn't mean that he couldn't have been a good keeper. My question is: why did they drop Kwarasey from the fame against Germany? Kwarasey mentioned what transpired and if what Kwarasey alleged is false, Nasamu Yakubu and AA should explain why Kwarasey was dropped. Ghanaians are very good at whatever they love and soccer is one of them. The can read from outside of the pitch and inside of it and so don't Nasamu ever think rhat he can get away with something of this magnitude for Ghanaians are watching and watching
  • IDEY 4U says:
    July 08, 2014 06:25 pm
    AA wasted our money @ mancity & lvp al he lent is corruption. this fool must resign or amadioha will fire u
  • Twum Donkor says:
    July 08, 2014 04:57 pm
    Football in this current era should not be based on superstition,but Nassamu always dwells on fetish priest to make his selection i feel so bad for him. Please Nassamu base your selection on performance because Fatau is out of form look at the goal he gifted Ronaldo so embarrasing.
  • Vim says:
    July 08, 2014 12:03 pm
    This guy is even worse than Akwasi Appiah..... He favours Dauda for a reason we all know. And as you knw its goalkeepers trainers who decide on the goalkeeper to start. Dauda is the worst goalkeeper I hv seen ma the Stars post, forget William Amamoo kraa.
  • abandeutschland says:
    July 08, 2014 12:04 pm
    kwarasey is right,you are not a competent coach as kwasi appiah,i wonder why u got that job as keepers said it before the world cup that fatau is the first choice that shows incompetence of u.God never sleep thats why u got only one point.
  • Troy says:
    July 08, 2014 12:29 pm
    Get Out! Old Man. You 're not competent! Kwarasey is right!
  • kwasi nkroma says:
    July 08, 2014 12:30 pm
    pals I know it will not end there .after nyantakyi have spoken about noble and gentle man kwarasey.big head nasam will also come out and say something in favour of the corrupt F.A .Mr nasam we want u to know what we are talking about not about competence but about corruption. favoritism and discrimination even though you are a good goalkeepers trainer thank u.God bless ghana
  • jb says:
    July 08, 2014 12:30 pm
    They're all lairs these officials, all they doing is defending their actions and bad management. No single official has boldly come out to admit they were at fault too. It sums off their corrupt and incompetence
  • Berko says:
    July 08, 2014 12:33 pm
    I was surprised when dauda was selected ahead of kwarasey because the first match he did well.All the two goals were not his fault. Dauda commits basic and fundamental mistakes. Look at the ball he gave to ronaldo to score.There is something wrong with the goalkeeper trainer. Even going to ask the kwarasey the training he needs smacks of incompetence.
  • Gbormor says:
    July 08, 2014 12:40 pm
    Mr. Coach tell us why you drop an active goalkeeper for a bench warmer. Because he does not have a lion face or what.
  • bwn says:
    July 08, 2014 12:47 pm
    luk at this man too take a lool at medeama they are alws buyin keepers lyks of foli dade joon on top form yet they av turn bad over nite nd u want claim u r a good coach
  • selfmade says:
    July 08, 2014 01:12 pm
    Has this guy ever been a goalkeeper before? Yes I know that, not all goalkeeper trainers are former goalkeeper themselves but taking this guy as an example, is clear that he lacks basic knowledge about goalkeeping! From afcon 2012, thru south Africa to Brazil, our keeping leaves much to be desired and is clear that our keepers are not improving in our matches but rather deteriorating and their positioning as well as aerial prowess are always suspect! What this means is that, this man is not good enough and should be replace! We need a modern goalkeepers trainer who understand the modern game and not this old man! None of his keepers can keep a clean sheet in any of our matches and that should tell us that, the keepers trainer is not up to the task! We are running our football as amateurs! This country deserves better than this incompetent bunch of people who don't know what they are doing! Infact, the WC has taught and show me that our leaders don't listen and they can't even learn! Prior to the WC, a lot of people came with some serious facts about our team and we said that, our team has conceded thru set pieces in all our WC matches! What did we see in Brazil? We conceded all our goals thru set pieces again! This is indeed a very sad country!
  • Gogee says:
    July 08, 2014 01:24 pm
    Please like the page below so we can throw Akwesi Appiah and his bunch of buffoons away from the Black Stars. Sack Kwesie Appiah Now
  • Adam Kwarasey says:
    July 08, 2014 01:41 pm
  • spellBOUND says:
    July 08, 2014 02:20 pm
    LOL. good one.
  • benny says:
    July 08, 2014 02:52 pm
    From Nyantakyi,AA;Yakubu Etc,l think they psychiatric treatment. l am surprised Yakubu calls himself a trainer.He should outline his tract record. The same goes to AA,what is his coaching credential?none When you have corrupt match fixers at the top, that's what you get.
  • Ghanas son says:
    July 08, 2014 02:56 pm
    Gogee, there is already a movement with the same aim. Lets focus our energy on one campaign and kick Kwesi Appiah out.
  • Alex zz says:
    July 08, 2014 10:59 pm
    Let us face it , Dauda is the best goal-keeper we have .Its unfortunate our defence left him exposed especially against Portugal.
  • Lawrence says:
    July 09, 2014 12:38 am
    He made the goalkeepers keep diving like monkeys till the Black Stars were whacked. May be he think good goalkeepers are those who can dive best.
  • Leslie says:
    July 09, 2014 05:52 am
    I was surprised none of our sports journalists asked Kwesi Appiah at the GFA press conference why Kwarasey was dropped. Up till now no one has asked that question to either the coach or the keepers trainer. We need some answers. Journalists do your job.