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Damba not shocked by Kwarasey's exclusion from Ghana's squad to face Uganda, Togo

Published on: 21 August 2014
Adam Kwarasey has been dropped by Ghana

Ex-Ghana goalkeeper Abubakar Damba is not surprised by the exclusion of Adam Kwarasey from the country’s 2015 AFCON double-header against Uganda and Togo because he brought it upon himself.

The Stromgodset captain has paid a heavy price for his public criticism of the Black Stars goalkeepers’ trainer Nassam Yakubu.

The 26-year-old lashed out at Yakubu and questioned his competence following the Black Stars disastrous campaign at the World Cup in Brazil.

He claimed other issues apart from professional competence were deduced in selecting players during the group phase at the global showpiece.

Kwarasey made a lot of mounting allegations against coach Kwesi Appiah as well and former Hearts keepers’ trainer Abubakar Damba feels the public criticism led to his expulsion.

“I am not surprised, because after the World Cup we heard so many reports about what Kwarsey said about the technical team,” he told Happy FM

“And I think that didn’t sound good for the technical team”.

“And the coach also indicated discipline is very important to get the maximum out of the player. So I personally think it is one of the reasons the coach left him out”.

Kwarasey feels he is a better goalkeeper than Dauda and deserves to get the nod ahead of him.


  • fish says:
    August 22, 2014 01:45 am
    @MD,you and GSN staff urgently need to see a psychiatrist at the mental hospital for treatment.Not kidding.
  • Muslim says:
    August 22, 2014 01:04 am
    Wat is diz guy talkin about Md-wa or wat ever you called ur self ,am really disapointed in you for sAyin dis nd really really disapointed Ghana in ghanasoccernet to publish dis. Don't even kno wat to say,not gonna insult anybody but in dis Morethan age and in sports you writin this about Moslems
  • Zambia waatete(KOFTOWN) says:
    August 22, 2014 05:28 am
  • Dr Who says:
    August 22, 2014 05:32 am
    @MD,you are a fool to bring religious sentiments in your submission.Is the women U20 coach a muslem? Never bring divisive contributions here again.....idiot.
  • Geo says:
    August 22, 2014 07:01 am
    first of all Black stars team is not for one person. Every player is entitled to play for Ghana provided he is good but truth i think must be told. The fact that Sulley did wrong does not mean he should be dropped when he is good. The management should have called him and talk to him before excluding him from the team. He controls the players even better then Gyan and serious as well.
  • mutary gariba says:
    August 21, 2014 10:30 pm
    MD-WA,are you a psycho or something?,your comments are very divisive and is making some of us froth with anger.What has islam got to do with football??,did you really think before writing/spewing all that gabbage??.Am really shocked a schizophrenia patient like you will come here and insult Muslims,please think before you write/comments!!
  • fish says:
    August 21, 2014 02:14 pm
    Shut up Demba the opportunist.we all know you are on the pay list of Dauda.I promise you that Appiah and Dauda will fail you.No winning bonus for you.
  • Tanko says:
    August 21, 2014 02:47 pm
    @Damba: you played along side Kwesi Appiah and you could arrest how indicsiplined Appiah was to coach Otto Fitzer at Senegal 92. Tiny Baffoe benched Appiah and he was furious.... He wanted to coach to at him instead if a makeshift defender in the person of Stanley Aborah. Now as a coach he talks decsipline as if he was a saint in his days. Kwarasey was NOT treated by capito coachito. When at a tournament you don't sub a player if they are no tactical reasons. Can somebody tell me why Kwarasey was substituted in our game against Germany? Yes Yakubu is prejudice. He doesn't like Kwarasey period. No ifs and buts. Unles the tech team is replaced with more competent ones, Black Stars gon fail big time
  • Barnabas Senyo says:
    August 21, 2014 05:44 pm
    When people placed parochial interests before national interests mediocre goalkeepers are chosen over the super ones.
  • MD-Wa says:
    August 21, 2014 06:52 pm
    The goal keeper trainer favored his Muslim brothers in the team ahead of Kwarasey and that is a fact. I don;t know why the Muslim personalities are keen in football to the neglect of other duties? Most of them are lazy running into politics and football related positions. You will never see them in athletics but football. Most of the national junior teams are being coach by a Muslim guy from Tamale or elsewhere in the muslim communities. GFA will never appoint smart people to take care of our junior national teams. They forgot that the world is moving faster and certain things should be considered. Look at the ongoing under 20 women world cup in Canada. The coach has never been smart and exhibited our early exit from the tournament. Nigeria appointed a smart guy and he is doing a good job, they have the chance to win the cup. Readers will understand everywhere you found Muslim people, there is bound to be confusion, chaos, fighting and all sort of things. Islam religion dominating in parts of our northern regions are much more a curse in the land. I wish we could separate them from our mist. It's pathetic for Ghana!
  • Anokwale says:
    August 21, 2014 07:19 pm
    I will say that there is probably some predjudice and favoritism. But that happens in every business and that includes sports. I think the issue here is personalities. I think if Kwarsey was a bit more on the outgoing side and took some time to come to Ghana a little bit more, he would have had some leverage here and the could not have benched him. The lesson here is that a foreign born player has to make a significant "marketing" effort to his teammates and the general public. It is not fair but this is how things go in most societies. When you are the "outsider" there are certain strategic games that you have to play.
  • WB-Tamale says:
    August 21, 2014 07:38 pm
    @MD,You seriously need to see a psychiatrist,before it is too late.
  • WF-Tamale says:
    August 21, 2014 09:49 pm
    @MD, You seriously need to see a psychiatrist, before it is too late..