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Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah confident Black Stars will defeat Uganda to win over disgruntled fans

Published on: 03 September 2014
Jonathan Mensah says they will defeat Uganda on Saturday to appease the fans

Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah says the Black Stars will beat Uganda on Saturday in their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier to help them win over the fans after the 2014 World Cup disappointment.

The Black Stars bombed out of the World Cup in Brazil in June with events in the team during the tournament bringing some embarrassment to the country.

Two players Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng were kicked out of the camp for indiscipline while problems of money did not paint the players in bright colours during the World Cup.

With the fans unhappy over the performance of the Black Stars at the World Cup and some even threatening to boycott the national team, Mensah says they can convince the fans to support the team again with a wonderful performance against the Ugandans.

“We have to know how to manage the pressure. We mustn’t let it (pressure) choke us or get to us. Every team is beatable which means we can beat Uganda on Saturday to start of smoothly." Mensah said.

“I believe that the team has enough experience and knows how to play in these kinds of qualifiers.

"Being Uganda with young players who are eager to perform, but I think we also have a young team with more experience to beat any side on any day.

“We know that if we don’t win we will be in a very uncomfortable position but I think we will be well prepared to get on to a perfect start with a good win over Uganda.”

The Black Stars will travel to Togo to play their second Group G matches in the qualifiers for the tournament in Morocco early next year.


This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • augustinebh61 says:
    September 03, 2014 05:01 am
    The baba yara stadium might not even be half full. The kumasi fans want to show how disappointed they are. The black stars players should half their winning bonuses and ask the government to use it to develop the nation. this might just help them win the hearts of many disgruntled fans aside this they should forget about support. we know they are going to win but we wont show up in the stadium
  • Pastor Canada says:
    September 03, 2014 04:12 am
    Jonathan it seems you guys do not get it. The feeling I sample from the few Ghanaians I have met is that you let them down when you sought your interest instead of the nations. While they supported you because of the glory you bring to the country, you were rather thinking about your pockets. What you need to do is to render unqualified apologies to the whole nation so that you can win back your fans. Without the supporters the joy you will get for playing for the nation will be non-existent.
  • Adreas says:
    September 03, 2014 03:56 am
    Talk is cheap oh!