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Football is not for women, as Kwesi Appiah charges Black Stars to dismantle Uganda

Published on: 04 September 2014
Kwesi Appiah

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says his charges are ready to held their verve against Uganda, revealing football is not women.

The Ghanaians will face a resolute and physically strong Uganda side in the first group game of the qualifiers for the 2015 African Cup of Nations at home on Saturday.

The East African country will test the mettle of the highly-rated Black Stars at the Baba Yara stadium hoping to cause an upset.

History do not favour the Cranes as the Black Stars have won the last 6 games in the 10 matches but that could prove tricky against a determined Ugandan side.

Coach Appiah is awar of the tricky nature of the tie but says his charges are primed for massive win since football is not meant for the faint-hearted.

“Football is not for women anyway so once you go out there you know it’s going to be a battle,” he said

“I am sure my players will go out there to match them boot for boot.”

The Black Stars are anxious for a resounding win to win the fans over before they travel to Togo to face the Hawks on Wednesday.


This article has 16 comment(s), give your comment
  • Assemblyman says:
    September 04, 2014 06:48 pm
    Yes coach football is not for women,so women who play the game should be kicking stones?
  • xoxoKSxoxo says:
    September 04, 2014 07:14 pm
    No you not going to win nobody over. Uganda is like Lesotho, a big win over them dont mean anything.
  • lion-fire says:
    September 04, 2014 08:18 pm
    This AA man needs a lot of forgiveness. Can't even express his thoughts in a less offensive manner. Go tell Hope Solo of USA or Mia Hamm. That football is not for women.
  • lhaj says:
    September 04, 2014 08:25 pm
    What a joker with such an idiotic statement in the 21 century.
  • george sarkwa says:
    September 04, 2014 09:35 pm
    Cup winning Black Stars forgot simultaneously to fight for the reinstatement of the unique Ghana jersey they ALL wore to lift the cup four (4) times when they collected their belated compensation (GHc 17 000). Calling on Uncle Ben Kuofie and Abedi Pele to revive their campaign to bring the jersey back. Rev. Osei Kofi and Ibrahim Sunday as the leaders of the just ended cause should as a matter of urgency start. Ghana is watching and waiting GEORGE SARKWA ANAJI, QUEEN OF PEACE INSIDE, TAKORADI
  • george sarkwa says:
    September 04, 2014 09:47 pm
    Coach, good words. But what about the ORIGINALand UNIQUE BLACK STARS JERSEY you and your mates who lifted the AFCON cup four (4) times wore? Remind your colleagues to bring it back. The present FA may be too young to remember. With the black star at the back you did not ask which side GHANA was during a match. Bring back the spirit and soul of the team..
  • Ras nick says:
    September 04, 2014 09:47 pm
    Woow!!! Deed he really say that? If yes then dis guy,s stupidity is more than a pigs . seriously he have no place in football.sorry but this is getting shamefully.
  • PITO says:
    September 04, 2014 10:05 pm
    Now we all realize this guy is half educated, half baked. Why then will he not Find more advanced players intimidating
  • kuukuphilly says:
    September 04, 2014 11:28 pm
    as much as i wanted him gone hes still our coach...
  • kwodwo says:
    September 04, 2014 11:36 pm
    So disappointed in you Ghanaians.. You want a white man again?? You ppl always insulting not even one praise.. God punish all of you.. Akwesi Appiah you the best and if it just me I will pray and give you my 110% support.. You will succeed.. God bless you and all you fake go to hell I'm just pissed of every time I see insult on him that crazy
  • Calibuoy says:
    September 05, 2014 03:53 am
    This man has again showed Ghanaians that he is indeed ignorant. I will call him sexist for such thoughts. Its 2014 c'mon how can be in control of a team like black stars and say such a thing???. Please let's get a knowledgeable person to handle this team cuz this man with all due respect is taking us backwards.
  • Bostonman redsox says:
    September 05, 2014 05:05 am
    Wow! Did he really say that? He should tell the lovely black queens that. What a fool
  • arrow says:
    September 05, 2014 06:16 am
    Like seriously? I stand to be corrected but Wasn't this dude involved in the Black Queens some time back?
  • Boro says:
    September 05, 2014 06:43 am
    Hahahahaha! Yes he caught me thinking about the same thing Assemblyman.
  • Boro says:
    September 05, 2014 07:08 am
    He caught me thinking the same way but i have allowed 'common sense' to guide me and i am with the opinion that his claim is simply 'figurative expression'. We have women competing with men in all sorts of fields but some jobs are for men and football is one of them. Just imagine five women 'leaking' (in their menses) at the same time in a team. Can this be women's game? Let us not allow the 'bad blood' some of us have with AA take away our sense of judgement on a simple matter such as this one.
  • Fiifi, Berlin says:
    September 05, 2014 12:15 pm