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2014 World Cup: Ghana defender John Boye returns to action to steer Rennes to French Cup final

Published on: 15 April 2014
John Boye

Ghana defender John Boye returned to the starting team of Rennes on Tuesday night and helped them to seal a 3-2 victory over Angers to reach the French Cup final.

The centre-back's return to the starting team is a major boost for the Black Stars with the World Cup looming and also showed why Rennes have struggled recently without him.

Boye, who is a key players for coach Kwesi Appiah, played full throttle as they came from behind to claim the victory to make the final of the Coupe de France for the sixth time in their history.

There were worries over the lack of action for Boye in recent weeks which sparked concerns that he might not be match fit for the World Cup.

But his return to action for Rennes has shown that he is match ready to play for Ghana at the World Cup which is under two months away.

Mohamed Yattara put the Ligue 2 side ahead after just three minutes before Ola Toivonen equalised for their top-tier opponents and Kamil Grosicki handed them a 2-1 lead at the break.

Jean Makoun netted Rennes' third just minutes into the second half before Yattara struck a penalty after 89 minutes, but it was too little too late for Angers.

Rennes, who are looking to win their third Coupe de France after last winning the trophy in 1971, will take on the winners of Wednesday night's second semi-final between Guingamp and Monaco in the final.


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • Babs says:
    April 16, 2014 05:35 am
    What is your problem Mumbi, are u jealous of Black Stars players,so keeP quiet if you don't have anything to say.
  • Benyvv says:
    April 16, 2014 07:23 am
    Please let nobody waste their time on this moron attention seeker.The only reason why he comes to GSN is that he wishes he is a Ghanaian. Here in the UK,l have never come across any sensible Zambian.Their women are the cheaper than bottled water.He is only replicating the true persona of Zambian.They budge into conversation uninvited.l always say if you are looking for a true foolish person,look for Zambian,just like criminality is to Nigerians. However if you are looking for a gentle,civilised,sensible,good looking person,obviously it's a Ghanaian. The thing is,which sensible person who has something to do with their lives will budge into a website which has nothing to do with him and start insulting . I wish he has balls enough to visit and start his insipid and animalistic behaviour typical of Zambians and make one abusive comment about the Five Lions,whilst declaring himself as Zambian and let's see. He dares not because Zambians for whatever reason.are scared of caucasians. Fellow brothers,we know who we are as Ghanaians,let nobody waste time on that looser ,he is aids infected .
  • Mumbi says:
    April 16, 2014 03:39 am
    Hahahaha! Rennes struggling without him? Then Y does Bonking Stars struggles with him and still trophyless with him on the african continent? Ghana is not good enough even to force a draw against any team in that group. BS {Bonking Stars} will lose all 3 group games by wider margins.
  • Cofie says:
    April 15, 2014 11:32 pm
    Thank God you are back, our dependable defender