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Five Ghanaian Players Who Made Their Names at the 2014 World Cup

Published on: 10 July 2014
Atsu is among the top five Ghana players at the World Cup

Ghana’s World Cup run ended earlier than they would’ve hoped as they failed to survive the tournament’s dreaded “Group of Death.”

But despite coming up short, the Black Stars still made a mark in their brief time in the tournament.

These five players, while they didn't push Ghana to the point of being found amongst the list of contenders as official favourites to win World Cup, starred for the Black Stars on the big stage, which may just translate to good things for their club careers in the near future.

Asamoah Gyan

Ghana's captain Asamoah Gyan was one of the Black Stars' outstanding players at the World Cup.

The UAE-based player was under criticism for his his choice of playing for Al Ain but showed no signs of losing his sharpness when he scored two spectacular goals for Ghana in the matches against Germany and Portugal.

Despite talks by several leading analysts for him to leave the UAE, Gyan is poised to extend his contract in the UAE.

Kwadwo Asamoah

The Juventus star was played in his unusual left-back position for the Black Stars but was one of Ghana's excellent players at the tournament.

He was excellent in stopping the Germans as well as Cristiano Ronaldo. His exquisite cross for Gyan showed his immense qwuality.

Andre Ayew

Ayew’s World Cup performance was one his father, the great Abedi Pele, would’ve been proud of. The winger finished as the team’s joint-top scorer with two goals, both of which erased deficits against the U.S.A. and Germany.

The 24-year old has spent his entire club career in France, but now might be the right time to move on. Coming off a terrific World Cup campaign, Ayew will have no shortage of big clubs calling his current club Marseille for his signature.

Christian Atsu

On the wing opposite Ayew, the 22-year old Atsu dazzled the quality defenses of the United States and Germany with his pace and trickery, justifying why English giants Chelsea snapped him up last year.

Atsu spent last season on loan at Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem last season, but he won’t be returning to the club next season.

Although a return to Chelsea seems unlikely, his strong World Cup showing could still see him land in England on loan at a Premier League club for the upcoming campaign.

Fatawu Dauda

Despite featuring just three times for his club, the Orlando Pirates, last season, Dauda showed little signs of rust between the sticks in the World Cup.

Dauda didn’t feature in the opener against the U.S.A., but he played a key part in helping Ghana claim a 2-2 draw with the Germans and made a spectacular save against reigning FIFA Balon D’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

After holding his own against the best in the world, he may just get a few more games for the Pirates next season.

Do you agree with the selection? Do you think Afful should have made the top five? Muntari was also excellent. Do you agree with this? Make your views known in the box below


This article has 19 comment(s), give your comment
  • matthew says:
    July 10, 2014 04:21 pm
    Afful should be in the list and Dauda should be out
  • Vim says:
    July 10, 2014 08:25 am
    For addin Dauda the one who wrote this article has shown that he conspires n deals with GFA... Saanie Daara write ur name by it I knw its u wai
  • Benny says:
    July 10, 2014 08:50 am
    Hahahahahahahah, Dauda?....Dauda???????????????.???? Even before l read this article I knew Dauda would be included. Dauda will go down as the worst goalkeeper ever to grace the World Cup and a comedian. GSN where is your credibility? Akyereko has sold his conscience for $100 a month to hype Dauda .What a joke ? Dauda is going back to warm bench .Only AA will play a keeper like Dauda.
  • nyame nti says:
    July 10, 2014 10:04 am
    Waooooooooo Dauda before Jonathan Muntari Aful and even Rabiu was better than Fatau.If not p&p(pay before play )Fatau don't deserve to be in polls foGhana black money stars.
  • Tanko says:
    July 10, 2014 10:15 am
    This post indicates that GSN is in fact part of the current FA. Not because of all the players mentioned but one. Haba Sannie Darga and the malicious FA plus the silent killer..... Why Dauda amongst these exceptional footballers mentioned in the post. It makes me wanna throw up
  • sululudubai says:
    July 10, 2014 10:22 am
    Hahahahahaha!!!....believe me this my last time I will come to this site!now I believe everything people sed about gsn.I wish people wil boycott this site!
  • Ghghsa says:
    July 10, 2014 10:24 am
    Interesting that Duada gets the node and Muntari is said to also did I we'll? Do you guys have to be this obvious? I'm beginning to find much reliable and credible than this GSN. Stop this Duada propaganda shaaa!!! sucks.
  • Ghghsa says:
    July 10, 2014 10:26 am
    Sululu.....I join you in the boycot....they are always late in their reporting anyway...footy-Ghana here we come
  • Ghanas son says:
    July 10, 2014 11:13 am
    My top 5 who made their names were; Fatau Dauda, John Boye, Kwesi Nyantekyi, Saanie Diara and best of all Kwesi Appiah. Please join in sacking the clueless Kwesi Appiah on facebook by liking the page below...
  • Ghanas son says:
    July 10, 2014 11:13 am
    My top 5 who made their names were; Fatau Dauda, John Boye, Kwesi Nyantekyi, Saanie Diara and best of all Kwesi Appiah. Please join in sacking the clueless Kwesi Appiah on facebook by liking the page below...
  • APD says:
    July 10, 2014 11:17 am
    Dauda was good but Afful was excellent. Swap the two and I would agree with you.
  • bismark says:
    July 10, 2014 11:18 am
    afful was excellent than dauda and made his mark
  • sooja says:
    July 10, 2014 11:21 am
    Oh why dauda is among them.shit
  • limestone says:
    July 10, 2014 11:37 am
    Tweaaaaaaaaa! Delete from your list the goal keeper who pointed a loose ball only for the reigning world best to score. TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE
  • Kwesi says:
    July 10, 2014 01:02 pm
  • nana says:
    July 10, 2014 02:36 pm
    Dauda hahahaha, Dats all I can say
  • 1st ghanaian to own a fon says:
    July 10, 2014 03:46 pm
    Fatawu dauda paaaaa!!! Ni hu y3 taen rof
  • sidik says:
    July 10, 2014 08:48 pm
    Muntari should be in the list, his input in games that he played can not be ignored. yes he misbehaved after that, but he deserves to be in the list, Atsu and Fatawu are no where near him
  • Abdul Mumuni Ishmael says:
    July 11, 2014 01:03 pm
    Muntari is a fantastic midfielder.If you look at the Stars games there played the midfield was fantastic.Compared to the match without Muntari the centre was very poor.