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Black Stars will excel against Uganda without Muntari, KP Boateng - Kwesi Appiah

Published on: 02 September 2014
Kevin Boateng and Sulle Muntari

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah insists the Black Stars will thrive against Uganda without suspended duo Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng.

The two ‘rebels’ are serving separate indefinite suspensions following a chaotic World Cup campaign in Brazil.

They have been frozen out of the national team following an indecent behavior in the Ghana camp which rocked the campaign of the African side.

Muntari in particular has been in fine shape for AC Milan, scoring a goal in their 3-1 win over Lazio over the weekend while Kevin Boateng is enduring a difficult spell at German side Schalke 04.

The two players will be missing in action when the Black Stars line up against the Cranes in the qualifiers for the 2015 African Cup of Nations and Kwesi Appiah remains confident about the chances of his team to excel without the duo.

"Kevin and Muntari are good players but we also have a lot of quality and some young ones who have truly matured and capable of serving as decent replacement. I will count on them to do the job," he said.

The Black Stars will hope to start the qualifying campaign on a positive note after a disastrous World Cup campaign.


This article has 38 comment(s), give your comment
  • shine says:
    September 02, 2014 10:41 pm
    Banker or whatever you surf your name here,I believed that today you **** your mother virgina or did kwesi Appiah slept with you and gave you Ghana wealth? Let me tell you something a corrupted person is nothing but a hegoat or a pig. Coach Appiah has no family cause if he dose that thing family would beg him to resign as a coach of Ghana. If they called someone a stupid it means the person has doing wrongs things that what kwesi Appiah are. Even if kwesi Appiah took World cup for Ghana theres no day Ghanaian fans will love him simply. Banker I can even give birth to your own thing father. No one mess around with Ghana wealth and go free thats what we do here. Very soon you will see your stupid father kwesi Appiah name written on the streets in Ghana. Tell your father to resign we dont need him he is a tribalism man.
  • Bongo says:
    September 02, 2014 10:40 pm
    @KIKI nonsense,that's why he isn't anyone's father. he's an idiot coach and he should not be allowed to even make any public statement regarding players because he has no idea. so shut the **** up and listen to people talk.
  • Muntari says:
    September 02, 2014 10:36 pm
    Banger, just shut your stinky mouth up cos u no nothing.
  • Ras says:
    September 02, 2014 10:28 pm
    you can disagree with someone without resulting to insults. We are matured people and we should act as one. He is probably older than most of us here, and by that alone, he should be shown respect. I didn't say agree with him or like his choices, RESPECT!!!. The minute you start screaming insults, debate shuts down. Personally, I think we have enough quality in the players he has called to do the job. Do we have the experience? now that's a different question. Let him do the job he has been given, and see the results he will produce. During the world cup qualification, we went with more goal scared than most teams It's time to reset, put our heads together, pray that he gets the best out of the players he has called
  • Muntari says:
    September 02, 2014 10:34 pm
    Would u shut (the) your stinky mouth up, idiot? just shut up cos u know nothing, just shhhhhhhhhh cos no one wants to listen to your baseless comments plus u are not making any sense here.
  • Bongo says:
    September 02, 2014 10:35 pm
    @Benito, just shut it up! who's the coach? Thant P E teacher? he isn't stupid but an idiot.
  • Boro says:
    September 03, 2014 07:03 am
    @Coach: If you really think our failure in qualifying from the group stage was as a result of the Coach's tactics then i am sorry to say that you do not understand the game called soccer. What did you expect? After some of the players decided to put their personal gain against the happiness of the entire nation by holding the nation into ransom on their appearance fee. Stop blaming the Coach and speak the truth for once if you sincerely want the nations football to move forward.
  • Bryson Mykol says:
    September 03, 2014 07:03 am
    Kumasi there we come. We know your grudges amongst suspended players, the coaches and fans. BUT us (Uganda) are coming aiming at the three points. We lost to Niger yesterday because of bad officiation, hope referees handle well the Kumasi meeting.
  • Boro says:
    September 02, 2014 10:47 pm
    Those still calling for AA's head should shut up if they have nothing sensible to say at this forum. If as a country we have now come to the realisation that the black can no longer manage his own affairs as perceived by Nkrumah then we must start by employing whites to manage all the states institutions but not only soccer and stop insulting innocent people. Afterall it took only two spaniards to manage Assin Fosu hopital to become one of the best hospitals in Ghana even far better than the stinking Korle-Bu.
  • Bongo says:
    September 02, 2014 10:48 pm
    what happens to an in responsible dad? your stupid asshole calling people baboons. if Appiah were to be my father, i'll call him an idiot. u calling angry fans motherfuckers? it isn't easy to **** a mother, u big head.
  • Mogee says:
    September 03, 2014 08:33 am
    A.A. just has no technical brains.i mean we shuld check his wassce results..I tink drr is a lot of ffs drr..he nur know notin..evin keshie gts e sackn u still keepn diz wack coach hu doesnt know hw to place his talesman n danger men on e pitch..jjux trooo demm out to play like dat no tactis...johnky man
  • rascozy says:
    September 03, 2014 01:51 am
    AA is a good coach,I got a feeling that he'll win us the AFCON nxt year and all our tears will be dried. Trust me ya'll.
  • Jeff says:
    September 03, 2014 12:29 am
    @Banger,I have left your food. In the toilet bowl,can you go for it,before it is flushed away.
  • banger says:
    September 03, 2014 01:10 am
  • Coach says:
    September 02, 2014 11:48 pm
    I did not want to comment on black stars issues because AA and Nyatakyi have made me lost my appetite for supporting black stars. However, those calling for respect for AA has compelled me to do so. How can we respect AA when he does not respect himself and Ghana as a country? If he wanted us to respect him,then he should have honourably resigned after his disastrous and woeful coaching tactics. Ofcourse a class one pupil knows that AA does not deserve a little bit of respect in football or as a coach. Furthermore, old aged is not a panacea for wisdom, a foolish young man will grow to be foolish old man, that is the law of nature. You don't have to grow a grey hair before you become wise. If Appiah is wise he would have resigned since
  • anokwale says:
    September 02, 2014 11:46 pm
    Ras: Thank you. It is really a situation where we have the quality players so we really should not be so bent out of shape about the coach. With the players we have, even with the worst coach, we should be able to score two goals a game in this particular group. The teams are challenging but these are teams we should beat. I can see Ghana winning 3, drawing 2 and losing 1. The draws and the loses will be a result of silly defensive mistakes. Nevetheless, they will qualify.
  • The truth says:
    September 02, 2014 11:31 pm
    Wait till he deliver us afcon
  • xoxKSxoxo says:
    September 02, 2014 11:08 pm
    O yeah? wow. Nkrumah must be turning in his grave. Please lets be civil and stop insulting elder Kwesi Appiah. Yes he is not the coach we hoped for but he does not deserve all the insults. I dont care what the results will be in these two games coming up. I do believe even without the coach the players have what it takes to walk over Uganda and Togo, just like Lesotho. Its no credit to the coach if we win. He and Nyantakyei should just disappear.
  • Boro says:
    September 02, 2014 11:06 pm
  • Bongo says:
    September 02, 2014 10:55 pm
    @Boro, so what's your point? i think employing the whites to manage all the states institutions will be a better idea. u can tell me which institution in Ghana u think is being managed well. it's simple, they are idiots, spending the states money without doing anything. can't u see it? so, i think u shouldn't shut people up, you should rather be shut up
  • Emmaxy says:
    September 02, 2014 06:12 pm
    Bring back sulley. We want sulley !!!
  • fish says:
    September 02, 2014 06:38 pm
    Akwesi Appiah, you are the most useless coach That Ghana has ever had, may your road be rough. You will never qualify AFCON 2015.Mark my words. STUPID MAN.
  • the minnows says:
    September 02, 2014 06:41 pm
    kwasi appiah fire burn you and the entire FA in adition with the suspended players **** u all for making ghana look this way.
  • Benito says:
    September 02, 2014 06:51 pm
    If you don't agree with the coach, why insult him? We all have lost trust him but I don't think we should call him stupid.
  • merlin says:
    September 02, 2014 06:53 pm
    pride is a killer disease
  • merlin says:
    September 02, 2014 07:00 pm
    go and kiss ebola if u don't agry with him
  • merlin says:
    September 02, 2014 07:01 pm
    go and kiss ebola if u don't agree with him
  • samva says:
    September 02, 2014 07:05 pm
    you better not fail.
  • Donskilz says:
    September 02, 2014 07:31 pm
    i pray Ghana lose. so we can sack Appiah.
  • Papadinho says:
    September 02, 2014 07:39 pm
    Akwasi Appiah is useless and stupid!!! I hope Ghana lose this game. May God punish this coach. Sia like him. Bless
  • barima says:
    September 02, 2014 07:58 pm
    Mr editor who is a rebel? Come again. When organization fail who get fired or takes the responsibility. Stomach journalist
  • fish says:
    September 02, 2014 08:13 pm
    @Benito, do not make us angry, because we will also vent our anger you. We are so angry, we feel like beating stupid Nyantakyie and stupid Appiah.
  • Kiki says:
    September 02, 2014 08:24 pm
    @fish.... Pls don't be stupid!!! If Akwasi were to be your father, wud u have gotten the guts n effrontery to insult him?? What do you mean by His road will be rough?? Let's show some respect to the elder!!! Nonsense!!!
  • Edem says:
    September 02, 2014 08:24 pm
    This coach was supposed to be the silent killer, now lots of chatter. Ghana's quality will ensure they beat Uganda but we have their eyes on a bigger prize. This small minded coach needs a reminder that anything short of winning a major title like Afcon or a good showing at the tournament is the only way to extend his short lease on the job and help us forget the shambles in Brazil. He has drawn the line in the sand that he would much rather lose with disciplined players with less quality than deal with big stars and thier big attitude, now it's time to show us. Give him a technical director, scouting team, modern videographers, motivational speakers and he will still fall short. Unfortunately, best thing for him to do now is keep his head down and not continue to make divisive comments or provoke the populace. Just do your job, because there are others that would gladly step in your shoes and you can return to your role as an assistant.
  • Jay says:
    September 02, 2014 08:32 pm
    Who is kevin prince boateng before he played for the black stars? ??????? I like sulley a lot but you can't justify his behaviour for allegedly assaulting an FA official in Brazil. In civilised society you can't do that. God bless Ghana, All Ghanaians and the black stars
  • banger says:
    September 02, 2014 08:49 pm
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  • Ghanas son says:
    September 02, 2014 09:36 pm
    If Akwasi Appiah were to be my father, I would have advised him to step down to prevent people from using such words on him. Akwasi Appiah do not respect himself. He deserves all the insults!!