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Black Stars players lack quality to win Nations Cup: Baba 'Armando' Adamu

Published on: 30 March 2013
Baba Armando claims current Black Stars players lack quality '

By Patrick Akoto

Ex-Ghana international Baba ‘Armando’ Adamu has launched a blistering attack on the current crop of Black Stars players describing their quality as poor with the exception of Andre Ayew.

The Berekum Chelsea player claims the players lack the depth-in quality required to help the country to end a 31-year wait for an African crown.

The 33-year-old claims apart from Andre Ayew, none of the current generation of players have the knack to win any silverware for the West African country.

According to the controversial player, the legendary Abedi Pele, Abdul Razak, Nii Odartey Lamptey, Osei Kofi and himself are the only players who showed exceptional qualities during their playing days for the Black Stars.

He doubt the ability of the players to ever win the African Cup of Nations title which has remained elusive for the past 31-years.

“"Counting from the captain Asamoah Gyan to the last player in the team now, there is no gifted or quality player like those former greats I mentioned,” Adamu said

The current boys in no way can ever win us the trophy we are all praying for , because they are too ordinary,”

The shocking comment from the 33-year-old has already stirred up controversy with opinions divided.

Ghana can boast of  top stars including Kwadwo Asamoah, Sulley Muntari, Christian Atsu, Asamoah Gyan, John Boye, Emmanuel Ftimpong and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu but the offensive midfielder feels they are over-rated.

The ex-Asante Kotoko midfielder is not new in courting controversies.

He grabbed the headlines for the wrong reasons in the run up to the 2006 World Cup finals where he accused some officials of the Ghana federation of taking bribes from players for a place in the squad.


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  • King says:
    March 31, 2013 06:55 am
    PITO u r the Biggest fool in the world and that why Ghana won't win afcon sooner.your comment is full of jealousy.when zambia won it Ghanaians called they fluke and now nigeria miraclous.haha pray to God to give u ur own miracle Afcon Nigeria has been consistent in afcon since 2000 they are better than Ghana Nigeria 2000-silver Nigeria 2002-bronze Nigeria 2004 bronze Nigeria 2006 bronze Nigeria 2008 quater final Nigeria 2010 bronze Nigeria 2012 did not qualify Nigeria 2013 Gold/champions --- Ghana-2000-Group stage Ghana-2002 did not qualify Ghana 2004 did not qualify Ghana 2006 Group stage Ghana 2008 bronze Ghana 2010 silver Ghana 2012. 4th Ghana 2013. 4th Fool check and tell me who is better in since 2000 in afcon
  • PITO says:
    March 31, 2013 04:51 am
    hahahaa bro tanco, that miraculous afcon win u dey talk about? hahaha. Even before the ivory coast game your president booked a return flight. Biko. God upon saying such admission of uselessness decided to bless your super chickens with the cup. make u give God the praise oh, o therwise no worldcup qualify for you. ahahaha i don die.
  • Chu says:
    March 30, 2013 04:36 pm
    Bribe by officials - yes. Amando amongst players who can turn things round - i can burn the sea for that
  • Danny says:
    March 30, 2013 04:04 pm
    correction, he scored a consolation goal not a brace. we lost 2-1 to Zimbabwe in that last group match in Egypt 2006.
  • Danny says:
    March 30, 2013 04:01 pm
    Armadodo should wake up from his slumder cos it was the same menim menim syndrome that saw his career go down. in any case which of the current crop of players is Armando better than? was he able to play consistently for a particular club during his so called hey days? the Ayews played when we drew 0-0 with Sudan at the same venue three years ago. football is team work and not just stars
  • PITO says:
    March 30, 2013 03:52 pm
    Baba amando is a very good player. His only problem was injury and a loud mouth. This chap came on and scored two quick goals in the 2006 afcon against zimbabwe when our players at the time were playing like the current nigerian team. It was unfortunate we still went out anyway. Amando is a great player. If we want to win AFCON we need hungry players at the peak of their performance. Andre ayew is a player who is always hungry. KASA is not too hungry all the time. He only showed hunger during the 3rd playoff match when he unleashed a thunderbolt but it was eoo late for that. Wakaso is always hungry. The players must be hungry and also perform at their peak throughout the tourney to clinch afcon. Just being a good playe does not win you afcon. BUT AT THE MOMENT WE HAVE PLAYERS WHO CANNOT EVEN LET GO OF THEIR SEXUAL LIBIDO FOR THE just 1 MONTH AFCON TOURNEY. hahahaa e dey chook somebody?
  • King says:
    March 30, 2013 03:44 pm
    Hahaha Ghanaman u called nigerians and zambians filth apes!.now u hv faced u fellow countrymen.confussion!!
  • tanco says:
    March 30, 2013 03:38 pm
    Hahaha,@ghanaman,u can now see how stupid u are? Calling ur fellow ghanians fithy apes nd animals so u can now see dat u too are animal,l no fit shout...back to d main issue, l don't think dat man has any point, current BS team has d quality to win d afcon but they were not just lucky enough, nigeria don't have such a super star but with determination they won d afcon..l think that is jealous of the likes of gyan,muntari,wakaso nd so on, am a nigerian but l don't like d way dat man talks
  • jayjay says:
    March 30, 2013 03:29 pm
    Tell this man to shut up if his a good player which of his kids playing for the nation
  • 9ja says:
    March 30, 2013 01:59 pm
    It will take another 10 years for Ghana to wn AFCON.
  • Gogee says:
    March 30, 2013 02:00 pm
  • rahim sumba says:
    March 30, 2013 01:42 pm
    3y3 as3m paa oo hmmm !!!!_
  • May his peace prevail says:
    March 30, 2013 01:38 pm
    Did this guy win a cup for Ghana when he played for us? No matter how skillful or how good you may be. If you don"t win a single cup, you should count your self out. Nevertheless, Tournaments are not won by skillful players but by a great deal of team work. So my friend. you have nothing to boast of.
  • kofimossi says:
    March 30, 2013 01:40 pm
  • PITO says:
    March 31, 2013 11:31 am
  • TRuMPET says:
    March 30, 2013 11:12 am
    Obviously frustrated.I guess the Egyptians,Zambians and the Nigerians who won the trophy were on the same level as the players he mentioned.To win a tourney is down to team work on any day and not just quality players.Get a life man. Ur time pass!!!
    March 30, 2013 11:17 am
    Can this buffoon name me any players in the Nigerian or Zambian teams that won AFCON that are more than "ordinary?" And why does he count himself among the great BS players of yesteryear?
  • john says:
    March 30, 2013 11:27 am
    I am Zambian and I would like to say you Ghanains should calm down you will win afcon one day. I also believe you will qualify to the world cup in 2014. I believe Zambia is a giant in african football but the current coaching staff led by the physical trainer Herve Renard and football association will ensure Ghana qualifies for the world cup. I was shocked with the lesotho result and didn't expect it from Zambia. What you guys need to be is patient. You qualify for the U-20 world cup all the time you will win afcon one day.
  • Dr Who says:
    March 30, 2013 11:28 am
    Baba Adamu is a confused person.injuries has chopped off half of his football career.Ignore his trash.
  • Showluv says:
    March 30, 2013 11:28 am
    Is Armando that good? l'll prefer an aged yussif chibsah to him.
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 30, 2013 11:34 am
    Baba 'Armando' Adamu filthy APE!!! Filthy smelly ape!! Useless rat! Smelly donkey!!
  • King says:
    March 30, 2013 11:38 am
  • King says:
    March 30, 2013 11:40 am
    @Ghanaman wats up;
  • King says:
    March 30, 2013 11:41 am
    Why calling your fellow Ghanaian Ugly filthy Ape!?
  • john says:
    March 30, 2013 11:48 am
    King ive observed your comments just leave the Ghanians alone after the lesotho result lets just accept that Ghana deserves to go the world cup. I have even stopped commenting on the Zambian football site because many Zambians are failing to wake up and see the truth our current coaching bench is corrupt.I have been insulted on that site for telling the truth. I will be vindicated when Ghana qualifies for the world cup. I now understand why Sulley Muntari gave Herve Renard little respect he is nothing but a physical trainer with no understanding of the game. What blackstars need to do is beat Sudan in Khartoum if they do that they are guaranteed qualification because Zambia will fall in Kumasi.
  • King says:
    March 30, 2013 11:52 am
    @John nobody is talking about worldcup qualifier here.I was just asking Ghanaman why he called his Countryman an Ape!
  • john says:
    March 30, 2013 11:53 am
    Yes i know that king but just leave the Ghana people alone they are better than us. We should let go.
  • King says:
    March 30, 2013 11:54 am
    @John okay
  • Desmond says:
    March 30, 2013 12:07 pm
    Those who are here and just backing like Dogs should get the fucking mouth shut.This guy is saying alot of Sense .Can you compare Solomon Asante to Dede Ayew??? ANd you want players like Solomon asante to go play against players like Oscar,Messi,ROnaldo ,ANd other very experience players .. Our team totally lack the skillfull Offensive type of playing .Stop backing like dogs think before u talk
  • Nimo says:
    March 30, 2013 12:10 pm
    They are our best, what can we do if highly gifted players like messi, Ronald' ballotelli etc haven't emerged like it did some time back? Every country go through this, not only Ghana. Even the current brazil squad is struggling after most of their gifted ones like ronaldo, rivaldo ronaldinho etc, retired leaving mostly average and above average players. Definitely one day we will parade a squad that will make a difference, like the current Spain squad, France '98 squad, brazil '02, etc. The problem Ghana is now is everywhere so don't be such a baby
  • black gold says:
    March 30, 2013 06:33 pm
    armando may be right to some extent,ghana as a gud defends an a descent midfield but goin forward is a bit shaky .i see dem in some years time winning a trophy with the inclusion of some new strikers like warris an wakaso, gyan as been shouldering the responsiblities for long to some extent did his best,if ghana as an attack dat delivers goals i feel dey will achieve somtin cos football is not about gud defending alone which this current crop hav but u have to balance it with a very gud sharp attack to kill off game,this was the reason ghana lost to burkinafaso
  • PITO says:
    March 30, 2013 07:11 pm
    I think it was the match against mozambique then. not zimbabwe. He definately had a brace in a spate of about 2minutes.
  • Hamza in Tamale.. says:
    March 30, 2013 07:33 pm
    @Baba Adamu, you are spot on man. You are a realist, Unlike my fellow ghanians. U said it all, We lack quality to compete, and we here claiming to be What we are not, Who is fooling who, 33yrs Trophyless, and we call ourselves giant?, that is a big joke. We ar already a laughing stock on the Continent, until we begin to implement the right programms we the black stars shall remain a lame dock. The Gfa is a big joke , they living in a fools paradise, why other Countries on the continent are waxing stronger. we hate the truth in ghana and any one who tells the truth' but however you can kill a prophet but, u cannot kill his message. Kudos to you Man!!!
  • mojahadine says:
    March 30, 2013 07:49 pm
    He might be right to some point but I do not see any extraordinary skills that Andre Ayew has either. Either this wide mouth Armando is an idiot or just does not have the gumptions to know what he is talking. Skills do not win championships, its the coaching dummy that wins championships. This goes to show there is no common sense in some of these empty barrels in Ghana that talk before they think.
  • Yoyo! says:
    March 30, 2013 07:49 pm
    Ghana is a small Team, and Men of little faith...Big MOUTHS....Hahahahaha!!!!!!
  • Tamale says:
    March 30, 2013 08:24 pm
    @Baba Adamu: you are spot on man, I like ur courage and you are a Realist. Unlike my ghanian fellows. It hasBecome very obvious to see that we Lack the Quality to compete for the Afcon. The Afcon is no longer a tea party. In ghana we pretend a lot and we think ,we are what we are. 32yrs Trophyless and we say we are giant? That is a big joke...The only way foward is to tell ourselves the truth' but unfortunately in ghana we hate any one who is bold to tell the truth like can succeed in killing a prophet but you can not Kill his Message...Several nations are already ahead of us on the continent, and we Talking the Talk, why others are DOING the talk....The Gfa is a big joke, clueless and visionless, greed and corruption in the Gfa.....I'ts time to wake up becos there is no time...Hummmmm
  • tanco says:
    March 30, 2013 10:01 pm
    @pito, u said BLACK ASS of ghana play like d current super eagles team in 2006? Then why don't they win the nations cup?? waitting for ur answer
  • Sam says:
    April 02, 2013 09:41 am
    Hey king dumn ass,2000 was a quater final, Ghana lost to south Africa idiot, check ur facts.