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Ghana 1-2 Portugal: How the players rated in the World Cup Group G final game Brasilia

Published on: 26 June 2014
Player ratings - Ghana 1-2 Portugal

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Ghana have crashed out of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after suffering a 2-1 defeat against European side Portugal in Brasilia on Thursday evening.

Defender John Boye scored an own-goal but Asamoah Gyan scored his 7th World Cup goal to peck the scoring for Ghana before Cristiano Ronaldo sent Ghana packing with a good low finishing.'s Akyereko Frimpong Manson runs the rule over the performance of the team.

Fatau Dauda (GOALKEEPER) 6.5/10

The Orlando Pirates man was one of Ghana's most impressive players on the field as he pulled great stops to deny Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani on uncountable times. Show good reflexes and feline agility. Great performance from the gloves-man.

Harrison Afful (RIGHT-BACK) 5.5/10

Enjoyed a fine game and managed to keep Cristiano Ronaldo at bay at some parts of the game but the Real Madrid star trouble.

Kwadwo Asamoah (LEFT-BACK) 5.5/10

Completely marked out Nani from the game but could not join the attack more often to create chances.

John Boye (CENTER-BACK) 5/10

Scored an own-goal that put Ghana behind in the first-half and also committed few blunders in the game. But made a timely block to keep Ghana's hopes alive.

Jonathan Mensah (CENTER-BACK) 6.5/10

Was solid at the back and limited the chances of Eder upfront. He was rock solid in aerial balls and proved impressive against Nani and Co.

Rabiu Mohammed (MIDFIELD) 5/10

Usually slow and lacked the confidence and ability to move forward and penetrate the gagged space in the Portuguese midfield. He wasn't very illustrious like the push Afriyie Acquah brought.

Christian Atsu (FORWARD) 4.5/10

Good on the ball with his trickery and skill but his final delivery was always poor. He failed to deliver the final productive crosses in for Gyan and Waris. His worst game in Brazil.

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (MIDFIELD) 5/10

Wasn't a usual Agyemang-Badu performance. Rabiu Mohammed's slow-styled play affected his play and could surge forward to raid in his trademark powerful shots.

Abdul Majeed Waris (FORWARD) 4.5/10

Had Ghana's best chance of the game but failed to bury the ball at the back of the net as he headed wide. Was replaced by Jordan Ayew in the 71st minute.

Asamoah Gyan (FORWARD) 6/10

Played the captain's game and scored to put Ghana on level terms. Created space and chance for Waris to operate. But shot two efforts wide. Now Africa's all-time top-scorer at the World Cup.

Andre Ayew (FORWARD) 5.5/10

The Marseille man prove lethargic in the second-half with his relentless and tenacious play. Just when he was warming himself into the game, he was substituted by the Ghana coach.


Jordan Ayew (FORWARD) 5/10

Replaced Waris and showed some moments of brilliance with his touches. Was averagely good.

Wakaso Mubarak (MIDFIELD) 5.5/10

Proved more influential and good on the flanks. Had a great game in the last 8 minutes of action he saw.

Afriyie Acquah (MIDFIELD) 5.5/10

The Parma man came off the bench to impress and brought new vim and energy to the Ghana midfield.


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  • Mensah says:
    June 26, 2014 10:11 pm
    AkyerekOfficial wo y3 kwasia paaa.
  • maubs says:
    June 26, 2014 10:46 pm
    well said alhaji.but please bros and sisters i urge all to join me to call for an enquiry into bs 2014. i nominate jj rawlings or asantehene to be part of this enquiry commitee. may be it has to be an internet campaign. if we are a true football country then you will think a politician will ask for such an enquiry but will they?
  • morris THE NIGERIAN says:
    June 26, 2014 10:32 pm
    Oh well I guess everybody's got a right to their opinion isn't it? But still Nigeria stands head and shoulder above Ghana...and oh what about the strange fetish man now kwaku bonsam or whatever the **** his name is?? Does he know C Ronaldo scored the winning goal to leave Ghana rooted at the bottom of the barrel? He must feel pretty stupid and pathetic looking for cheap publicity..Ghana sulks
  • steezy says:
    June 26, 2014 06:37 pm
    why would you remove ayew #1. #2 duada, grab the ball. #3 waris….oh my days. #4 Michael Essien may be old BUT HE STILL GOT A CONTRACT FROM AC MILAN. Not orlando pirates or some sweedish football club. You need the leadership from a veteran. #4 Ghana FA you need a total sweep through of all officials. The corruption is inexcusable. How can you send players to play for your country and not play them. Meanwhile you give your coach an extension and he has only won once in the last 7 games. I cant’t even cheer for Ghana until they fix things drastically. Appiah has had a losing record with the Sr. team and he has only won once against a team outside of Africa which was the lousy South Korea. Appiah, please resign and GFA go and get Milovan Rajevac back and call it a day. If it were not for Gyan the players would not respect Appiah. He must leave immediately
  • Nii from Mamprobi says:
    June 26, 2014 06:44 pm
    You GSN dudes have a bromance for Dauda, I guess he was perfect on that second goal by ronaldo..hmmmmmm....disgrace ...Silas Tettah - Ghana black Stars coach 2015 Afcon and 2018 World cup. Clean house. purge the GFA. I dont blame players this is about lack of leadership.
  • maka says:
    June 26, 2014 06:45 pm
    Dauda, Dauda, Dauda, Dauda, Dauda, Dauda, Dauda, Dauda, Dauda, Dauda, Dauda…….wasa papapapapapa…….akoa yi asa o —-yet, akwasi says “he is number one”! Yeah….we are witnesses …ladies and gentlemen! And as for that John Boye....the least said the better....some players shouldn't even come near the team....seriously! Enough said! Akwasi Appiah shouldn’t even get home before they give him his sack letter! The most abysmal and shambolic performance by Ghana ever….since 2006! And it was spearheaded by a “local”, “home bred”, useless and clueless coach! Twiaaaa……that’s what u get from Africa —-so talented yet not enough brains to go with the talent or manage the talent! Akwasi Appiah has no tactical brains —and the players are not happy about him —and if the foolish GFA cannot see, then everyone of them must go! PUNKS! Akwasi Appiah must go! Technical team overhauled! When a coach is tactically n technically bankrupt, players don't respect him!
  • GHANAMAN says:
    June 26, 2014 06:52 pm
    Akwesi appiah mumu this man is a he goat
  • Adebayo says:
    June 26, 2014 06:56 pm
    I repeat, any coach that cannot come from behind to win a match, even against Montenegro, is not a good coach! After Ghana equalized, AA should have brought in Opare and moved Kwadwo Asamoah to central midfield to work with Ayew behind Gyan Pulled out Waris and Agyeman Badu and play Aquah and Rabiu in front of the defense When you need goals you don’t wait till the 75th minute to make subs as though everything is ok! Even his assistant Max Konadu was struggling to convince him to make changes! With regards to Kwarassey, it just unfair to expect any continuity and harmony with the defense when you don’t give the keeper the chance! No good coach changes his keeper after an initial shaky outing in the FIRST game of a tournament! Most players and teams grow and begin to blend as tournaments progress and this is the reason experienced and good coaches stick with their starting eleven unless forced by injury or suspension to make changes! Overall, AA neither has the fire, the enthusiasm, the confidence nor competence to manage a team with such talented professional players. He should return to Kotoko!
  • Bostonman redsox says:
    June 26, 2014 06:59 pm
    Who gives a shit. All these guys r useless from crying coach to no bone players scoring themselves to egomaniac bums players to thieves FA to good for nothing govt. They should all go **** themselves. Thank goodness I have my adopted nation usa now to support. Useless bunch can't beat anybody n fighting among themselves. Cant even pay the players. Flying $3m cash to one of the most crime filled countries on earth. What if they get robbed. No strategy. Amazingly brain dead bribe accepting organization known as fucking my beloved ghana. Go usa. Now
  • sharky says:
    June 26, 2014 07:06 pm
    One great question that needs to be asked is; why was Adam Kwarasey replaced after the first game?
    June 26, 2014 07:14 pm
  • SLIM says:
    June 26, 2014 07:18 pm
    People talk about stress but i hv never experience it before thanks to The "messiah" Messi. Akwesi Appiah worshiping the FA gurus chopping the tax payers money and failing to do the right thing.What a disgrace GH! Indecipline,bribery, selfishness lack of leadership ,you can see all these at the Black stars camp. The Technical men should go, some old players who always sow seed of discord in the team should go, and Dede should be leading the Black Stars soon.
  • SLIM says:
    June 26, 2014 07:26 pm
    I think Ghanaians love Soccer more than politics.If we can go on demonstrations against our political leaders,then is about time we staged demonstrations throughout the entire country to force Nyantakyi and his members to resign.STAND UP GH! STAND UP GHANA! STAND UP GHANA! LETS KICK THEM OUT.THEY ARE PLAYING WITH OUR EMOTIONS..
  • Ghanaman says:
    June 26, 2014 07:27 pm
    We blew it against the USA.
  • morris THE NIGERIAN says:
    June 26, 2014 07:30 pm
    Hahaha I can't help laughing at the ghanaians..seriously your black stars never stood a chance anyway..don't delude yourselves,you're not as good as you think you are and how you were mocking nigeria even before a ball was kicked..must feel pretty awful eating humble pies now..never bothered about winning a trophy,only cared about FIFA's clueless rankings..what a failed team!! Y'all should just go ahead and cry me a river cos your tears are so tasty
  • Zargon says:
    June 26, 2014 07:33 pm
    Our player looked soo tired now WHY!!!!!!!because the greedy gits were using the whole night counting money. Why won't we lose this match. THINK ABOUT IT, the time it will take for them to sort out the paper works, count the money and then hand each amount to the respective players, for the players to also count their money and then hide it in a safe place for safe keeping. I BET they were thinking about the money whiles playing and thinking " yeaaaa I hope my money will still be in my hiding place when I get back" greedy people.
  • Benito says:
    June 26, 2014 07:33 pm
    We just have to accept defeat,who cares? None of the players pays anyone,s bills.
  • PeeWee says:
    June 26, 2014 07:34 pm
    This team of arrogant, egocentric players must be disbanded along with all the officials, and the under-20 squad made the nucleus of a new black "money" stars.
  • PeeWee says:
    June 26, 2014 07:43 pm
    @ Benito you are so right...they played for money not love of country. These people who come in here to insult others in the name of soccer are still poor and hungry, whiles these players are a 100 grand richer after such an abysmal performance.
  • SHANGO says:
    June 26, 2014 07:49 pm
    God bless you
  • fred says:
    June 26, 2014 07:50 pm
    When a government is cursed it affects everything even football,Mahama pls resign and save Ghana from these curse. Ghanasoccernet too you don't know how to rate players i guess. What kind of stomach rating is dat? Sit up pls
  • Ghana man says:
    June 26, 2014 08:02 pm
    It's like a bad dream,just can't stomach it.
  • K Man says:
    June 26, 2014 08:10 pm
    Come on, Nigeria are not good..,..even you should see that.
  • Benny says:
    June 26, 2014 08:24 pm
    Oh My God.Stupid AA and his illiterate fools have marred my evening.l can't eat. Now AA can select Dauda and Adomah to play in his back Garden.Useless man. What did Kwarasey did wrong? GSN your rating sucks.Dauda should be rated 2 Afful ........................3 KASA 4 Boye -1 Anthony Mensah 4 Rabiu 3 Badu. 2 Atsu 3 Dede. 4 Waris 2 Gyan. 7 Jordan 1 Wakaso 1.
  • soccer brain says:
    June 26, 2014 08:30 pm
    hey super green chickens keep quite mumu you just made it because the ref disallowed a clean goal against bosnia plss shut up be wise do not bring your country into disgrace boko haram boy
  • maubs says:
    June 26, 2014 08:37 pm
    dauda did well? nonesense. he saved c ronaldo shot and he celebrates when game not over. bushman with massa massa complex gifting portugal with a winner in the end. he scorez 2 on my ratings. how come everytime we get into good positions ghanain young player loses his ability to think? they dance together but cant work together? its so sad what has brcome of us. but to all my bros and sis as we digest what has happened lets try to keep things in perspective. its not the fault of the players if they have a psychologist but start games with anxiety and good as jayew and mwaris and astu are its amazing that they displayed such heavy feet they couldnt cross or shoot at the crucial moments of games. arguments over goalie affects defensive solidity. and when it became apparent that we just need a good cross for gyan the only ones who can do so had been dropped from squad, playing deep in defense or may be we dont have any? as for bstars mngmt cmtee what are they doing holding meetings on eve of such an important event and they could not communicate nor assure the players to go deal with business whilst they work their hardest to look after their welfare? its a shame what has happened to us but i believe if we can learn and put things right like germany etc did at some point we can yet reach where we all know we can reach. god bless a gyan, the bs and ghana.
  • Piwi says:
    June 26, 2014 08:44 pm
    PeeWee ,do you smoke wee ,that is why you called PeeWee or what? .Answer me now!
  • SHANGO says:
    June 26, 2014 08:46 pm
    Benny if you can't now, then go and burn the sea, who cares
  • kojo says:
    June 26, 2014 08:48 pm
    Typical Ghanaians .......blaming people......Ghanaians should stop the blame game n lets jx face the fact [email protected] we are out n improve better next time....after all teams some so-called world cup favorites are also for kp dnt fnk he should b called to the national team again coz he doesn't noe how to die for his country since he does not av the Ghanaian blood......
  • maubs says:
    June 26, 2014 08:52 pm
    did anyone see ayew interchange positions once with ayew? did anyone see waris interchange position with a ayew ?did anyone else see atsu actually try to enter the box with intent which could potentially earn us a penalty? oh ghana oh ghana. we go to a tourney we dont do too badly and we decide to change to an unproven local coach? hearts of oak gave a job to an old great and what happened? managing a team is a job so does it matter the colour of who can do the best job? what about a black person who is not ghanain then? is that too much for our proud people too?
  • Papa says:
    June 26, 2014 09:45 pm
    They should put a coach who has won something. Tetteh has been winning. What the hell has kwesi appiah won? Fuckall.
  • Alhaji Mohammed Germany says:
    June 26, 2014 09:50 pm
    Dauda is really a bush man---The fact is Kwarasey is noven the support and encouragement fron AA and his so call GFA ...None of them is clean they are the killer of or Ghana football culture...Taken bribe and distroying Ghana image......Look at what happens about allowances...such things happen only in africa...becourse of all those thieves......GFA need to dissolved...frech guys needed ,,,...Ofcourse Another trainer...What happened here in Brazil is a disgrace to all of us as Ghanaians........AA is the worse trainer so far .....We said we need local trainer and we have him...Things become worst...fron frie pan to fire...God bless Our Motherland Ghana
  • Sterlingz says:
    June 26, 2014 09:50 pm
    Sad day in Ghana football . Player revolt....own goal...keeper give the ball to Ronaldo to also make record with the black stars...why?..hmmm..ogya sports minister..ogya nyatakyi...ogya technical team....ogya all black stars players.
  • Alhaji Mohammed Germany says:
    June 26, 2014 09:53 pm
    Dauda is really a bush man—The fact is Kwarasey is never had any the support and encouragement fron AA and his so call GFA...Like Dauda...Dauda has paid …None of them is clean they are the killer of or Ghana football culture…Taken bribe and distroying Ghana image……Look at what happens about allowances…such things happen only in africa…becourse of all those thieves……GFA need to dissolved…fresh guys needed ,,,…Ofcourse Another trainer…What happened here in Brazil is a disgrace to all of us as Ghanaians……..AA is the worse trainer so far …..We said we need local trainer and we have him…Things become worst…fron frie pan to fire…God bless Our Motherland Ghana
  • ginger says:
    June 26, 2014 11:19 pm
    Oh poor ghana, how time flies so Black stars are now turning to fading stars lol I can't just stop laughing....I think we all learnt great lesson here, never wish ur fellow brother bad otherwise same thing will happen to u in hundred folds, that's exactly what happen to ghana today, they never wanted nigeria to be ahead of dem, they always wish we could loose all matches at d wc, GSN has never been posting anything good about nigeria as whole like d case of d day we won 2nd match against bosnia those chiken head editors in GSN did not post d news on dis forum but they were d first people to post yesterday match result against argentina.. Now my candid question to ghanians is dat who is now d hope of africa at dis wc??? Pls no insilt thanks!!! I need answer
  • PITO says:
    June 27, 2014 01:52 am
    The Blackman will hardly do the right thing. Even GSN Journalist is now favoring players. Dauda. Akwasi Appiah is a Polygamist coach = confusion never departs from the home of polygamist.
  • apiangalege says:
    June 27, 2014 05:35 am
    Ghanaian fans! They always look for someone to blame,blaming everyone else but themselves.So you all knew that your coach players re not good enough.Then why all the hype and brag that you ll be Africa s best performers and win the world cup?You see,I blame you for making your players so puffed up over confident and arrogant.The country,the team you all were de riding with mockery is turning out to be the shining light for Africa.Up Super Eagles Of Nigeria!
  • apiangalege says:
    June 27, 2014 05:38 am
    @Ginger,No.The Black stars of Ghana s now the Blank Stars of Ghana!
  • GHANAarmedROBBER says:
    June 27, 2014 06:20 am
    Senior Prophet TB Joshua advised Ghana to go to the world cup with Richard Kingston that they will succeed but the fetish GFA felt they could rely more on the pronouncement of Kweku see.........I personally know we do not have a was we the fans that was over-hyping these players,out of the whole squad.....I can single out only Dede Ayew as the BS strength because he never lied with his age.....the rest are old men parading themselves as in their late twenties......Kwasia team and coach
  • Owusu says:
    June 27, 2014 06:41 am
    Akyereko Frimpong Manson you are very foolish. How on earth can you rate Fatau Dauda as one of our impressive players yesterday even after he gifted Portugal the winner yesterday? Akyereko wo y3 Kwasia papa. After you, GSN and Ghanaian media projected and called for the unfair replacement of Kwarasey after our first match, have you seen the disgrace Fatau has brought us ? The least said about Atsu the better.