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Ghana goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey calls for probe in World Cup fiasco

Published on: 29 June 2014
Adam Larsen Kwarasey

By Rahman Osman

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Ghana World Cup goalkeeper Adam Larsen Kwarasey has blamed the country football authorities for the plenitude of confusion which caused their early elimination.

The players boycotted training in the build up to their final Group G match against Portugal because of unpaid appearance fees.

It took the intervention of Ghana president John Mahama before the players decided to board a flight to Brasilia, the match venue, from their camp base in Maceio.

Then midfielder Muntari was reported to have physically attacked a member of the Black Stars management committee member Moses Armah.

He was later sent home for violent behavior and Kevin Prince Boateng was also expelled for what the Ghana FA described as “Vulgar verbal attack on the coach without showing remorse.”

Kwarasey in an interview after Ghana’s 2-1defeat to Portugal admitted the off the field issues distracted the team but blamed authorities for a poor campaign.

“We have always had problems in camp but this was way too much,” the Stromsgodset captain said.

“Authorities should look into this I feel we were not properly treated and that led to all the misunderstanding.

“When there is a problem you look at where it started not where it ended.”


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  • AFRIKABA1 says:
    June 29, 2014 10:05 pm
    Aboa, if Dauda sent you here to come and comment against Kwarasey, then tell him he is also a fool. How dare you try to blame Kwarasey for the two goals against USA John boy was just watching them scoring. Dauda will never be anywhere as good as Kwarasey, Im not cursing him but that will never happened. Shame on the players who lobbied for Dauda to replace Kwarasey, for the first time Im happy Dauda made the mistake that contributed to Ghana being knocked out of Worldcup. Nyame na etwia mo ka.
  • KingIssah says:
    June 29, 2014 10:59 pm
    U dumb. U piece of Shyt. the Guy is right...quit using Caps. dummy and his comment is wrong. john boye should be burn in hell, not kwarasey...terrible fucking defense. u dont fucking see it. **** the GFA n U
  • daniel larbi says:
    June 29, 2014 10:22 pm
    @ akosuaghana; if AA was manipulated, wat shows he cannot be manipulated by a new gfa management if he remains clueless & technically deficient as he has grossly exhibited. he lacks everything a coach needs to build a winning team. he must be fired period!!!. only God knows why de fa president & his cohorts picked him out of de gud local coaches we have in gh. salas tetteh wld have done far better.
  • b4world says:
    June 29, 2014 03:20 pm
  • Ralph says:
    June 29, 2014 03:26 pm
    Pls all the goals scored are not his faults. Look at the shaka zulu guys who gave out goals C Ronaldo.
  • OGYA says:
    June 29, 2014 03:27 pm
    Good common sense comment. I believe it starts with the cream puff coach and Nyantakyi and the so called Officials. If the idot Akwesi Appiah has put the right players on the field and won the first game against the USA we would not have had this nonesense. Ghanaians are lazy bumps, they are like cockroaches, they do not like to work but steal. Always looking for easy ways to snatch on the government. John Boye is another lazy player, should never be called to the Black Stars any longer. After causing a lot of our problems at defense and disgracing us by kissing a pile of money, it tells you he was only in the Black Stars for money. I bet you his agent in the GFA has been paid by him. All those tag along officials were brought along by Nyantakyi. These are the people who are keeping him in office so he tries to appease them
  • blakbabyboi says:
    June 29, 2014 04:02 pm
    I feel so ashamed and embarrassed as a Ghanaian because,all this corrupt GFA officials use this players as a decoe to make money at the expense of the poor in the country. Kelvin,sulley you did the right thing. Always stand for the truth because,this good for nothing FA officials are killing the nation. All respect to Kwesi Appiah but I know he was also manipulated just that he doesn't want to say. Bad people with bad intentions. God punish them for breaking our football. God help.
  • Nii from Mamprobi says:
    June 29, 2014 04:05 pm
    No dude, You need to learn not to use CAPS. That is screaming on internet. What are you wearing coca cola eye glass lens? The 2 goals against US had nothing to do with Kwarasey. 30 seconds into game John "100k$ kisser" loose guard, no goalkeeper could save that. The second was set piece header. The defenders failed to mark their man. Instead of changing the defenders the coach used Kwarasey as scapegoat. What did you juju man Dauda do? He let Germany score second goal, then gave Ronaldo a gift in box. Stop the nonsense. You need to be Sulley slapped like moses parker for making idiotic comments. If you can not read the game clearly stop making comments. I see why Ghanaians from abroad don't want to come home and help the nation progress. People like you are haters. Kwarasey did well to come play for Ghana, look at Balotelli he turned his back on us.
  • OGYA says:
    June 29, 2014 04:09 pm
    b4world, you should have looked at the video before you wrote this comment. Your anger should have been directed at JOHN BOYE. As much as I stated that may be Kwarasey is not for the Black Stars, its that buffoon BOYE who is the cause of that goal. If he had cleared the ball instead of kissing a pile of money we would not have conceded that goal. Secondly, Blame your mongoose coach, the peanut brain from Brong Ahafo, that cream puff should have at least brought in Mensah and Vorsah to our bench for security and height and brought them in after half time of every game if he felt they were not fit. Schlupp could have been fine at right back freeing Kwadjo Asamoah to the midfield and lastly Accam for that annoying striker Jordan Ayew who is another twerp that should have never been in the Black Stars to begin with. I agree with you totally on the last part of your comment with the exception of Muntari and KPB. Don't draw conclusions before you hear their side of the story. As for Muntari is concerned, it has been said by others that he questioned why there were too many officials in the camp more than the playing body. And as you know in our Ghanaian mentality, our grown ups always feel they are entitled to respect just because of age and so they do not take such questioning well. Remember, people from the Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions are notorious for their imaginative lies to garner sympathy for themselves. Akwesi Appiah is not exception. He was given a job he does not qualified for and became a national disgrace and a flop, so what does he do? apply a tactic he is so familiar and grown up with, be creative to divert attention from his abysmal performance unto others as being the reason for his failure by inflating the so called insult on him by KPB. People do not get crazy all of a sudden, he Akwesi Appiah must have felt inferior to KPB and just needed to get rid of his imposing presence to feel in control again. I know you a rational person and an intelligent one, gather all the facts before rendering judgement on KPB and Muntari.
  • Tanko says:
    June 29, 2014 04:10 pm
    @b4world: What did Kwarassey did wrong in that match you're referring to? All the troubles we have in Ghana today is because people like you has gotten into a place of power and don't understand nothing whatsoever. The U S A team has passed through 9 to ten players before they got to him in post that day besides its a team effort and none should be singled out for critique. However, what Kwarassey did point out makes sense to every normal mind. If you don't like it, none can help you. Kwarassey was there and you were not. He has the right to say it and you don't have the right to criticize him because you know less. Cheers Punk!
  • Nii from Mamprobi says:
    June 29, 2014 04:10 pm
    We are all embarrassed my brother, well those of us who have common sense. This will be a blessing in disguise. This is a sign that Ghana has deep rooted corruption issues beyond sports. I pray Ghanaians will wake up and not except the lies from these lazy politicans and officials.
  • isquared says:
    June 29, 2014 04:12 pm
    Well-said Kwarasey! You and the rest of the BS players together with us loyal fans are victims of incompetent and corrupt management officials. The only players who deserve some criticism are John Boye, Daniel Opare and Dauda for their overall poor performance. Yea Dauda made some excellent saves any good goalie is expected to make against Germany and Portugal but gifted Ronaldo Ghana's final nail in the coffin. Boye and Opare, otherwise good players, were clearly not psychological ready to play in the World Cup following recoveries from injuries but our enept coach Appiah played them anyway. Rusty Dauda should have NOT started in place of a fit Kwarasey. The 2 goals Kwarasey conceded against the US were NOT his fault but terrible defensive lapses especially on the part of John Boye. Kwarasey SHOULD be Ghana's #1 goalkeeper (period!!!!) under new competent world-class coach and GFA management team!!!!
  • Nkgb says:
    June 29, 2014 04:25 pm
    Are you an epileptic? You sound like you are about to have a fit. If u can't read caps then ignore the comment. You are full of so much shit, you live near a public toilet? Learn to tolerate other people and then u will receive respect too shit head. PUNK
  • Nii from Mamprobi says:
    June 29, 2014 04:29 pm
    Bro, you are right. The coach lied during his post game interviews numerous times. (1) AA was ask why we keep conceding headers? his answer: ghanaians are short so next WC we should develop taller players . Pls correct me but I believe we have tall and strong defenders available like Vorsah, Awal Mohammed,yahyah mohammed,Kpodo,f dickoh,baba abdul raman ,Jeffrey sclupp even Ainooson (2) AA was asked why he switched goalkeepers? his answer: Height When did Dauda grow to be taller then Kwarasey??? (3)The coach makes no sense even when he explained why he benched Essien and KPB in US match, his answer: I wanted to bring my Big guys in when US was tired I cannot believe anything this coach says!!!
  • Benny says:
    June 29, 2014 04:31 pm
    Let nobody waste their breath in b4world.He has never seen any thing right with Kwarasey ever since Kwarasey switch allegiance to Ghana.l have had lots of exchanges with him in the past three years. Kwarasey is a exceptional character because l don't know how many people will put up with a clear prejudice AA and his mean technical staff showed against him.John Boye was responsible for the two goals against USA,he was not replaced,yet AA replaced Kwarasey for Dauda all because of bribes .Thank God Dauda threw a ball straight to Ronaldo to score . AA must be sacked as a matter of urgency before any probe. I hope Kwarasey resign as long as clueless AA stay in charge.
  • Troy says:
    June 29, 2014 04:38 pm
    Just fucking Sack AKwasi Appiah! And Nyantakyi must step down for Tony Yeboah and the Abedi Pele's to take over!
  • Nii from Mamprobi says:
    June 29, 2014 04:40 pm
    Kwarasey needs a good technical team, and defenders that can figure out a way to communicate with him in english or teach him the local terminology. This is all responsibility of technical team. AA and crew have never supported him, if your defenders can only comprehend pigeon or Twi, how can they be world class level. Would John Boye or Jonathan Mensah tell their club coach some nonsense like that? I am so disappointed in Gyan, It is funny how Ghanaians forget he is the reason we failed to reach the Semis in WC 2010. yes he scored goals but he is not a strong leader. Now I see why he wants to stay in weak Arab league. I am sure he can tell his Arab league coach what defenders to start or replace...smh... Why has Stephan Appiah remained silent?...hmmmmm
  • CaliBouy says:
    June 29, 2014 04:45 pm
    Remember Akwesi Appiah has never coached. His first time to manage a team is almighty Ghana Black stars. My question is...did he deserve that post because he had worked under several tactically good coaches? Or he was just made a coach by the so called GFA president so that he can be walked over and be used for their dirty games. Because all those games he played any Ghanaian can play those or even challenge or question his tactics which means he is not up to standard. Lets be smart . No insults. Lets be assertive but not aggressive. .... paaaaa tweeee.
  • Nkgb says:
    June 29, 2014 04:49 pm
    I agree Adam doesn't inspire confidence in our defense. At best he's perhaps only average and maybe not the best goal keeper we all would've wished for but he is the last I'll blame for our the usa goals conceded. Our back four was shocking. Fatau on the other hand was the epitome of mediocrity imbedded in Ghanaians. His celebration of his earlier point blank save against Ronaldo causing him to turn his back to the field whilst the ball was still in play showed what a low esteem he was. And then he parried the ball to Ronaldo when it was easier to just catch it. His actions were just unfathomable to logic and as to how he got ahead of Kwarasey perhaps is the same reason why we failed abysmally. The entire management team deserves slaps and sulley is surely not done. We must deal with all the "gangstars" and mafias in our football.
  • Stephen Kumaga says:
    June 29, 2014 05:14 pm
    The comment against kwarasay is display of bankrupted mentality.This backward thinking has caused us all this troubles. Ghanaians should have smell this after Africa c.n and the last tactical selection made by the coach when akamicowas injured.The coach had the chance to keep schlup or call for a local defender even j mensah could have made a difference for for playing30minutes .from that crucial moment we beginto doubt the coach. Please leave kwarasay alone
  • keith from germany says:
    June 29, 2014 05:18 pm
    if i was kwarasey i will never play under this clueless corrupt minded AA again. This wc was for ghana to make a name. but due to bad coaching antics and bad selections we lost against two teams who werent better than us. if we had somebody like algerian trainer halihodzic we could have gone far. in all our three games ghana played well but due to nepotism and favouritsm the wrong selection was made. AA killed us and that bribe taker nasam yakubu. Kwarasey pls dont come again to stars as long as these wicked people are in charge
  • Wenchi Moke says:
    June 29, 2014 05:35 pm
    The root cause of our problems are,Kwasi Appiah and a corrupt apparatus called GFA. I am so much disgusted with A.A that only his dismissal will make Ghana retain any hope winning any laurel in future.Not calling for a foreign coach,but we have men more competent than this sick joke of a coach.
  • AkosuaGhana says:
    June 29, 2014 05:38 pm
    @blakbabyboi...I believe that there is credence to your knowing that AA was manipulated due to a preevious posting that I read. According to AA "I am 100% sure that when I am in control this will not happen again" (paraphrase). So my question is that if as coach AA was NOT in control who the heck was?!? Fortunately this whole episode has revealed the extent of corruption prevalent at all levels in the country. All Ghanaians were paying attention no matter the party affiliation and the total embarassment and humiliation experienced as a result of corruption, nepotism, cronyism has been exposed for all to see. Politicians and officials will no longer get away with it. Ghanaians abroad who were not as aware of the mess going on have had their eyes OPENED!!! Corrupt and inept politicians and officials BEWARE!! Although we are out of the WC some good will come of this...thanks Muntari.
  • Awal says:
    June 29, 2014 05:45 pm
    **** off, i dont care who ever you are, he is not the only golee to have been concede dis goal. Idiot
  • Awal says:
    June 29, 2014 05:59 pm
    Kwarasey is the best, either AA and the entire corupt gfa members must be sacked or gyan and boye must be sack
  • Cookes says:
    June 29, 2014 07:02 pm
    The best goalkeepers in the world mostly play in Europe. The German keeper, Belgian keeper, USA keeper, to name a few come to mind. Which one of Ghana's goalkeepers is closest to them in overall quality? Objectively speaking, it is Kwarasey. It is mind boggling as to why Kwesi Appiah did not build him up but conspired to use a seriously flawed keeper like Dauda. Any non-biased objective analyst can see that none of the locally bred goalkeepers can play in any European league. Let's be dispassionate here and let objectivity rule. Kwarasey is the best we have right now. He's been badly treated by the current technical team and has every right to voice his opinion. Remember that he was brought in by our last European coach whose goalkeeper trainer was not taking payments from any of our goalies to double as a personal trainer. At least not publicly.
  • Cookes says:
    June 29, 2014 07:11 pm
    The goals conceded against the U.S. were not Kwarasey's fault. When a keeper is left one on one with an attacker, you have to look at your defense. The keeper was left helpless when both goals were scored.
  • Johnny says:
    June 29, 2014 07:31 pm
    "1) AA was ask why we keep conceding headers? his answer: ghanaians are short so next WC we should develop taller players . Pls correct me but I believe we have tall and strong defenders available like Vorsah, Awal Mohammed,yahyah mohammed,Kpodo,f dickoh,baba abdul raman ,Jeffrey sclupp even Ainooson (2) AA was asked why he switched goalkeepers? his answer: Height When did Dauda grow to be taller then Kwarasey??? (3)The coach makes no sense even when he explained why he benched Essien and KPB in US match, his answer: I wanted to bring my Big guys in when US was tired" LOL!!! Why are Ghanaians allowing ourselves to be disgraced by such display of total ignorance emanating from this man? Akwasi Appiah is so stupid, everytime he opens his mouth I bend down my head in shame.
  • Johnny says:
    June 29, 2014 07:52 pm
    Well, Akwasi Appiah said he dropped Kwarasey for Dauda because of height. I am not kidding, he said that in front of the whole world. LOL!!! Kwarasey is too tall to be a goalkeeper.
  • peekayhungary says:
    June 29, 2014 08:55 pm
    your comment clearly shows the level of your intelligence!!! mr. low IQ
  • Nii from Mamprobi says:
    June 29, 2014 09:50 pm
    No I am not tolerating bs and lies, ok tough guy. How I am full of shit? but you repeated my same point of view below....Your a funny guy...if Im a punk your a nitwit.
  • Kirton says:
    June 30, 2014 12:32 am
    This is why we should appreciate the past services of Richard Kingston. I think the guy (Kwarasey) is talking maturedly and we should pay close attention to what he is saying. These issues must be addressed now or we shall keep running into similar situations in future.
  • PITO says:
    June 30, 2014 12:33 am
    Look Kwasi Appiah cannot manage this Blackstar team..He has ZERO tactical Accumem and he is NOT a football Coach. He cannot even select the right players and use them in beneficial roles such as trequestra e.t.c He has ZERO IDEA. PERIOD! Only a blind BAT cannot see that Kwasi Appiah is not capable of coaching Blackstars. DISASTER will befall the GFA and Ghanaian supporters may start witch hunting you guys of you let him stay on for a third tournament and he fails! And OFCOURSE HE WILL FAIL.. WHY? Because he just does not Know! simple.
  • ILoveGhana! says:
    June 30, 2014 05:06 am
    I think that overall, Ghana played really well in the first two games. However, in the last game, I honestly felt like putting a plastic bag on my head. The problem started from the team in general, there was no focus or unity as such and I understand why - there was a lot of confusion in the camp seeing that Kevin Prince and Sulley Muntari were sent home. About that issue, I understand where Muntari is coming from, if I were in that place, I would have been frustrated as well. Kevin Prince? Let's just say he's another story, I can't judge so I'm just going to say that he obviously has reasons for his actions. I believe that these players are both great! Sulley Muntari is a backbone for our team and Boateng can shine! Boateng did not play his best in the game against Germany but think about it, he was playing against his brother! I don't think that would be the easiest thing. Regarding the game against USA, Kwesi Appiah is definitely to blame for our loss. I question why he did not use Kevin Prince Boateng or Essien in the starting line up. Kwarasey is not to blame for the goals conceded in the game. He's a brilliant goalkeeper. The game against Germany is one of the greatest games in the World Cup so far. We played as a team and it really paid off. The only thing I don't understand is why Kevin Prince Boateng was swapped with Jordan Ayew. It's true, Ayew does have potential, he just needs to learn to pass the ball! He cost us a goal! Another flaw from Ghana which cost us the game was the goalkeeper. He was way too short! Dauda might have talent but the World Cup is no place for risks. Perhaps, if Kwarasey was the goalkeeper we would have a chance at actually winning for once. I must say that excellent defending from Jonathan Mensah! If it weren't for him, Germany would have scored many more goals against us. On the other hand, the final game is a no-go zone! There was simply a countless number of mistakes. However,we did okay, considering the referee was biased and Portugal were playing dirty. Hopefully we learn from our mistakes, and there isn't a re-occurrence in the next World Cup! I couldn't be in Brazil for this World Cup but I am already planning my trip for the next one. I'm praying for you Ghana! Do not let me down!
  • apiangalege says:
    June 30, 2014 07:25 am
    Ghanaians like most Africans likes 'scapegoatism'.Always looking for who to blame for their own misdemeanor. Truth is,blaming Black stars disgraceful exit from the wc simply on corruption is foolish. Nigerian teams has won and has been winning trophies in spite of the corruption that is every where in Africa. So leave all those funny excuses. Black stars' players are simply not good enough. They re over hyped. Yes,I know the coach and the FA is amateurish but Ghanaian footballers are not world class as hyped!32years without a senior trophy and counting
  • maubs says:
    June 30, 2014 10:52 am
    it doesnt fail to surprise me the number of illiterates from naija or zambia who come on here to insult and insinuate. God help us nigeria won the last afcon but does that make them a model for anyone to learn from or does it mean they went to the moon? from three world cups ghana over hyped left the world cup with a player breaking Roger Milla's record. Superior naija did what? what contribution have naija made to world football which ghana hasnt for naija illiterate to budge into a soul searching session which any responsible country folk will do with illeterate and bushman chat typical of low grade and inferior human species eh? kwarasey is more than right we need an enquiry. If they wont give us one we will have one here on the world wide web; hopefully we will hear who takes bribes at the gfa from victims and some visions of the way forward from those in the know who care and nii from maprobi and all. so watch this space.As for some of the trollist on here, lay off kwarasey, adomah and foriegn boy with jealousy parading as criticism. The Ga say abelekuma aba kuma wo. The new corn must come and sweeten the old one.Opare first action of the match was a non tackle; john boye non tackled too so how can it be kwarasey's fault the first usa goal eh? or that it did not rain yesterday? The blame lies with the ghana football akoarasefuo association. The best way to kill the snake is to chop of the head not some of the tail and some of the tail. gfa is corrupt and we need an overhaul. bosses, big men AAand all. period
  • maubs says:
    June 30, 2014 11:01 am
    Why Adomah? any one who has some real knowledge of football should know that players must be played according to their strenghts. If we played, the steady, compact ,disciplined fast counter football which we used to play then am sure adomah, afriyie aquah and some others will have been so so good. Why? they are all pacy footballers who play in disciplined leagues- compact and counter. appiah said on taking the job we will all defend and we will all attack. nonsense. you can do that but do it effective defending efficient attacking. Black stars at times play from the heart and not with any plan to cut out stupid goals. early goal against holland, early goal, montenegro, early goal usa, first half goal portugal an own goal too. that telss me of tactical and technical bakruptcy; lack of learning and correcting errors.
  • lawrex lomani says:
    June 30, 2014 06:47 pm
    b4world, u are an time put ur mum fat ass in the pole to save all the balls.
  • lovely says:
    June 30, 2014 06:49 pm
    u are a big asshole@ b4world
  • Agudey says:
    June 30, 2014 07:11 pm
    Adam Kwarasey has spoken well. It seems all the players are talking and complaining about how they were treated. I am appealing to the government to investigate everything that happen before and off the pitch. The president of Ghana Football Association should be question by President John Mahama. If possible he should resign from his post.