Ghana can win 2013 AFCON with united team spirit - Kwadwo Asamoah

Ghana can win 2013 AFCON with united team spirit - Kwadwo Asamoah

Kwadwo Asamoah to play key role at 2013 AFCON for Ghana

Kwadwo Asamoah insists Ghana can be successful at the 2013 Nations Cup with the right team spirit.

The Black Stars will be making its latest attempt to ending a 31-year wait for an African title by the time the tournament kicks off early next year in South Africa.

The closest Ghana has come since winning the 1982 edition of the AFCON was a marathon penalty shootout defeat in the grand finale to Ivory Coast in 1992.

Ghana again lost a final against a more experienced Egyptian two years ago in Angola.

The Juventus midfielder however believes 2013 would be the year the Black Stars ends their trophy drought but only with a positive team spirit.

“If we are united, I think we have the quality of players to win it with the right fighting spirit,” he said.

“Football is not about individuals. It’s about team spirit and the hard work.”

Asamoah who has been impressive for the Italian champions in the first round of the Serie-A is expected to yet again take on a key role in helping Ghana win the tournament that kicks off on January 19 in South Africa.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. pk says:

    KA is very right. All round determination. Teamwork. Avoid selfish play.

  2. agyedufred says:

    listening to kwesi nyantakyi say we lost didnt win the last one bcuz some individuals who we all know were concentrating more on their personal glory than the team i think i agree with dada kwadwo asamoah that if the team spirit is there and no individualistic sets in then the cup is ours

    • Zagwa Zatha says:

      you guys, stop finger pointing. 2012 is history. your team was pathetic and they even didnt deserve to go as far as they did. I will refresh your mind by the poor showing against Botswana in your first game. Your luck win against Mali, and that scandalous draw again Guinea. You really didnt deserve to proceed beyong first round and the more you accept this fact, the easier and the more prepared you will be to face tougher challenges. It seems you just remember one result in that competition, but you forget your general pathetic showing, and you want to win? What has changed? A second loss to Zambia, a hard fought win against Malawi, an easy win against tired Lesotho helped by failed floodlights? Congo and Mali will not give you easy passage to the next round. before talking about wining the cup measure your selves correctly whether your are really upto the task before you start fishing for scapegoats.

  3. Zambia is our toilet hole says:

    l hope none of our players will fight for goal scoring award.Team spirit should be the case and anyone who might be at the right position to score a goal should be given a pass to do it.No selfishness this year because we can’t sit down for stupid teams like Zambia jubilate and encourage their unreasonable supporters troop onto our official websites with their stupid comments and poor English.

    • Mike says:

      Whats with you idiot and Zambia?

      Look at all the awards Zambia is winning? it hurts doesnt it?

      Zambia beats you on the pitch, in the boardroom and physically as well.

      Ask your player who says he was punched in the face by someone behind him?? god u re so stupid u people.

      You call this an official site? A poorly designed site without any navigation system running on an old piece of outdated wordpress? with uneducated editors who copy and paste stories from mtnfootball.com and other sites and cant even spell?

      A 4year Zmmbian can make a better site.

  4. Zambia is our toilet hole says:

    Zagwa Zatha:Hi,you look so ugly but why are you also stupid?So it is true as my white friend said to me here that Zambians are most foolish Africans?look at the way you are commenting here?How did we fight hard against malawi?we just crashed them flat home and away.All your prayers at that time went to the devil as you guys are fond of drinking blood .For last year African cup,we didn’t do well but far better than Zambia.Just go back and take the video and watch see the team that really played football when Ghana met you.Your players were only runing up and down on the field like seashore weeds till you got lucky and had a goal.Sometimes football is about luck and that is what you should know.You are talking about Ivory Coast,Yes we people of Ghana believe IVC is one of the best footballing nations on the continent but yet on that faithful day Zambia was lucky to win by a penalty.Out of curiousity,are you still saying Zambia is better than IVC? Let me remind you in case you forgot.Sudan who can never defeat Ghana defeated your so called Zambia 2 goals to 0 and you have to file to Fifa to buy scores because ever since the dawn of life Zambia has never played football with europeans and Americans in a world cup before on any level.Come to Ghana if you have not read nor heard it before and you will know that Ghana is the powerhouse of African football no matter what you say .All major acheivement for the continent men,women junior and senior levels.Even the clever kids in your village know about this except you being so illiterate dirty looking thing.You must know that even better countries such as zcech republic,Serbia,America,Argentina,Barcelona etc and above all mighty Brazil know about the quality of Ghanaian football.What is Zambian football here?In Africa,nationals from Ivory coast ,Egypt ,Nigeria ,Cameroon ,Senegal Mali and South Africa will be laughing at such an inocent boy like you upon reading those your baseless comments meant to petronize the good people of Ghana out of hatred.The way you Zambians are behaving is like a poor man who never had a dollar before.If he is given 5 dollars per chance by a charitable person He will rejoice for the rest of his life till the situation turns to craziness.Most Zambians are getting crazy now.Look,Where am l writing this comment now?Let me help you.”On A Ghanaian Website”But how come the website is being foolishly petronized by Zambians?Is this not foolishness?Ask friends from Nigeria ,Ivory Coast and ……you name it.Their sites are full of Villagers from Zambia.Why?Are they not getting mad or something?Your information,Nigeria will beat zambia 4 goals to 0 flat.No question about this because what is written is written.I doesn’t matter what you will say that was the score for that impending match so never give hope to any Zambian.Zambia will exit in the first round.Bye,Long live Ghana,Long Live The Black Stars.

    • Talk is cheap says:

      Continue running your mouths…20 days to go!

    • Mike says:

      Whats with this idiot and Zambia? Zambia this Zambia that? Is Zambia the only team that has beaten you before?

      Zambia was voted the Best Team for 2012 in Africa and the 2nd best in the world behind Spain for 2012 so what can you say about that you miserable lonely piece of crap?

      Zambia has a 75% win record over your team, even before the last AFCON, Zambia has had better results over you and for that Zambians have the right to belittle your team.

      Ghana has and will never be a threat to Zambia, Zambia performs badly against Nigeria, Tunisia, Eqgypt and Morrocco not teams like Ghana who cant even score a penalty.

      Stop worrying about Zambia and conectrate on your team, you sorry sad piece of shit.

    • Chipolopolo says:

      In Zambia we are not afraid of teams like you. Ghana would ve never got past Ivory Coast, be thankful we saved you the embarrassment against CIV.

      Ghana,Senegal, Ivory Coast are all teams we thrashed enroute to winning the cup and clueless people like you still think it was luck??

      Gyan never missed a penalty, it was saved. Even our goal keeper takes better penalties than your strikers

  5. kuuku philly says:

    My brother that’s too much energy to waists on that Dick head,the name alone says it all.

  6. Prove me wrong says:

    I just want to see a day when ghana will win AFCON with 16 teams participating.

    • PIG says:

      By the way, the 4 trophies Ghana boasts about, 2 were collected when 6 teams participated and no qualifiers and the other 2 when 8 teams participated. The first 2 were colected when three quarters of Africa was still under the colonialists and did not have national teams to talk about.

  7. ike says:

    You know what? When Ghana played with Holland in a friendly before the last world cup, a friend who watched the match in Serbia said: If this is Ghana’s team then we Serbia would beat them! I told him, man we are trying our players. With a full team you cannot beat Ghana! And truly Serbia underrated Ghana and Ghana beat them waa wa waaaaa in the last world cup!! Now the Serbians respect Ghana waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!1!! So you wait till our boys get used to each other during our camping in Dubai and come what team.. you will fall to Ghana. Forward Ever Ghana Black Stars!!!!

  8. ike says:

    You know what? When Ghana played with Holland in a friendly before the last world cup, a friend who watched the match in Serbia said: If this is Ghana’s team then we Serbia would beat them! I told him, man we are trying our players. With a full team you cannot beat Ghana! And truly Serbia underrated Ghana and Ghana beat them waa wa waaaaa in the last world cup!! Now the Serbians respect Ghana waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!1!! So you wait till our boys get used to each other during our camping in Dubai and come what team.. you will fall to Ghana. Forward Ever Ghana Black Stars!!!!….

  9. kwame agyei says:

    Can u Zambians tell me what u have done in football that great Ghana hasn’t done b4? u have beaten ghana today and lost most of ur away matches even losing to Tanzania,malawi and Sudan, yet you think u are the best in africa. Mind u Ghana saved africa from humiliation in both 2 last world cups not to mention our past records. May God bless Ghana

    • Mike says:

      Zambia has won an AFCON with 16-teams? have you done that?

      Zambia has won the Nelson Mandela Challenge? have you ever done that? You ve never been invited before! lolz

      Zambia has a better record against you?

      Stop over hyping Ghana, your ve never won any medal for more than 32years and that says it all

    • Zagwa Zatha says:

      Kwame, the problem with you guys from Ghana is that you are so full of yourselves and you dont even care to check facts before you talk. Lets look at the two teams’ records in the last 20 years in AFCON.
      1992-Ghana reached finals, Zambia quarter finals
      1994-Zambia reached finals , Ghana quarter finals
      1996-Both Ghana and Zambia reached semi finals, Zambia beat Ghana in third place playoff
      1998-Both Ghana and Zambia were knocked out in fist round
      2000-Co-hosts Ghana reached quarter finals, zambia fist round
      2002-Ghana quarter finals and Zambia first round
      2004-Both Ghana and Zambia did not qualify
      2006-Both Ghana and Zambia lost in the first round
      2008-Ghana reached semi-finals, Zambia first round
      2010-Ghana reached finals, Zambia quarter finals
      2012-Ghana quarter finals, Zambia lifted the trophy.

      Therefore my friend, what I am seeing are two evenly matched teams that need to respect each other not the kind of picture you guys always portray as if Ghana is a far better team. In the last twenty years, Ghana has been a little consistent but has won nothing, while Zambia, after the dip in form for most of the 2000s, has come out of it and gone on to win the trophy. With the attitude fans and players from Ghana have, I will not be surprised if they can write-off Congo DR, saying its just a small team. but those who will care will realise that that Congo is capable of anything. They have a strong footballing history(2 time champions) and they reached the semi finals in 1998 after beating Ghana and knocking out Cameroon and in probably the best came-back in modern football, came third after beating Burkina Faso in the 3rd place play off. they further reached the the quarter finals in 2002 and 2006.

      Therefore, before you are shocked by what you term as nonentities, do your homework. (You like insulting Zambians, I am not Zambian by the way)

  10. Blakroze GH says:

    Okay Stupid mike get your facts right….it is no secret that Ghana is waaaaaay better than zambia, (oh see, I type zambia and the auto correct get’s to work, whereas it’s not so with Ghana) anyway, that aside you claim to be better than the nation ghana and you come up with such meager points? zambia has won….bla bla bla bla bla, when we talk of countries putting good old mother AFRICA to the world with regards to football, zambia is shit…no….SHIT!!! We are talking of world cup participation and here you are going on and on about Mandela’s cup….ah!! We talking of our youth winning both AFRICA and WORLD CUP respectively and you are telling me of your 1 corrupt afcon cup? Look man, you are a big fool for raising such irrelevant points ok? And for you information, Ghana has won more trophies than zambia in recent years…..and yeah important ones too eg: African cup, Wafu cup and World cup(U20-2009) etc….and please to the less endowed(not soo bright) zambians who would like to poke their fucken noses into our affairs as usual, note that stupid mike said “zambia is better than Ghana” as a whole not in terms of national teams only(of which I doubt)…..WTF you guys are as useless as the letter “O” in OK!!!

  11. Blakroze GH says:

    Okay Stupid mike get your facts right….it is no secret that Ghana is waaaaaay better than zambia, (oh see, I type zambia and the auto correct get’s to work, whereas it’s not so with Ghana) anyway, that aside you claim to be better than the nation ghana and you come up with such meager points? zambia has won….bla bla bla bla bla, when we talk of countries putting good old mother AFRICA to the world with regards to football, zambia is shit…no….SHIT!!! We are talking of world cup participation and here you are going on and on about Mandela’s cup….ah!! We talking of our youth winning both AFRICA and WORLD CUP respectively and you are telling me of your 1 corrupt afcon cup? Look man, you are a big fool for raising such irrelevant points ok? And for your information, Ghana has won more trophies than zambia in recent years…..and yeah important ones too eg: African cup, Wafu cup and World cup(U20-2009) etc….and please to the less endowed(not soo bright) zambians who would like to poke their fucken noses into our affairs as usual, note that stupid mike said “zambia is better than Ghana” as a whole not in terms of national teams only(of which I doubt)…..WTF you guys are as useless as the letter “O” in OK!!!

  12. Beat it says:

    Ghana’s never-ending nightmare…ZAMBIAAAA!

  13. Papa Nkrumah says:

    Guys,we’ve given you everything you need to deliver the ultimate. We can’t add team spirit too. Only you and your colleagues can work on that. Please unite for Ghanaians

  14. GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

    OK, WHY IS THE THREAD FULL OF GH VS ZAMBIA COMMENTS. LOOK,GHFUO NEED TO STOP REPLYING TO THESE COMMENTS FROM ZAMBIA. ZAMBIA IS NOT IN THE SAME CLASS AS GH IN TERMS OF SOCCER. ZAMBIA ARE WORTHY CHAMPS, BUT THEY ARE MAKING TOO MUCH UNECCESSARY NOISE. ZAMBIA HAS HAD BETTER TEAMS, PLAYERS WHO DIDNT ACHIEVE MUCH. AGAIN, IM NOT TAKIN ANYTHING AWAY FROM THESE CURRENT CHAMPS, BUT HONESTLY, THEY SHOULD TONE IT DOWN.

    WE CAN HAVE ALL THE TEAM WORK N TRUST AT AFCON 2013, BUT KWADWO ASAMOAH REFUSES TO SCORE N CONTINUES TO BLAST SHOTS WIDE INSTEAD OF PASSING THE BALL TO HIS OPEN TEAMMATES. GH AINT GOING NOWHERE. HE TRIES TO SCORE BEFORE PASSING THE BALL. PLAY 2/3 TOUCH BALL. THE ONLY TIME U DRIBBLE THE BALL IS INSIDE THE 18YARD BOX!….IF U SHOOT FROM THERE, UR CHANCES OF SCORING IS MUCH HIGHER. I DONT WANNA SEE ANY FRIGGING MIDFIELDERS OR STRIKERS SHOOTING LONG BALLS. SHOOT FROM INSIDE OR AROUND THE 18YARD BOX!

  15. Zambia is our toilet hole says:

    Zambian who are on this forum are all pieces of garbages.What are your facts and notion that Ghana won with 6 nations and that what?Even that time with only 6 teams was more competitive than today because are given chances and sometimes difficult for two strong teams to play each other since luck may sometimes be on some weaker teams such as the likes of Zambia to win against a better team like Ghana or Ivory coast.Those old days are time that when a team wins then we say they deserved the win and not like the lucky lottery win of 2012 by Zambia.Now,Zambia is no team to talk about here and that all fellow Ghanaians should stop responding to these Apes in human skins for the luck they had is making them CRAZY.Even mighty Brazil were defeated during the world cup in South Africa .You know why Zambians are just trying to compare themselves with us and no other country?Because they know that we are the firein African football and only wanted to learn from us but can’t come directly fearing we are goona look down upon them.As they are saying,the can loose to any other team and not Ghana,Its really a good news because the time we experimented them is over and this is the time for action so we are just waiting and they should continue to bathe in the sea and the rivers at night as usual ,continue to suck blood as usual to overcome nigeria which is never going to happen though and the will laugh at the wrong side of their mouth should the happen to meet the Mighty Black Stars of A frica Continent as underlined.

  16. Zambia is our toilet hole says:

    Zagwa Zatha:You see that you are hiding your face objecting to be a Zambian?You also realised that your country Zambia is just a piece of rubbish and good for nothing people.Stand as a man with your dirty ugly looking pawpaw looking head and speak.Let Zambia,Congo and whatever come since with your findings Ghana is the weakest team on the continent just behind Somalia in football.Let all your best teams come and l bet you that no food will ever be tasteful in your mouth when the competitions starts till you run to Ghana begging for left over food from Ghanaian prisoners.Aboa funu kwasea tooooo.

  17. KWAME PITO says:

    hahahaa I didnt even know zambians could talk until they won an AFCON. now you babies are on every soccer site throwing verbal punches. FYI If GHana plays zambia today, the betting Punters will still weigh the odds against zambia. WHY? answer that.