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Ghanaian soccer fans are unfaithful - striker Prince Tagoe barks

Published on: 03 March 2014
Ghana striker Prince Tagoe

Ghana striker Prince Tagoe has lashed at fans who criticized his performance at the 2010 World Cup – describing skeptics as ‘unfaithful’.

The 27-year-old is currently claiming a free agent status after terminating his contract with Tunisian side Club Africain over unpaid wages.

Tagoe failed to score for Ghana during the 2010 World Cup – having helped with his goals to qualify the Black Stars for the tournament staged in South Africa.

But the former Hoffenheim hitman was predominantly deployed to operate from the wings to support lead striker Asamoah Gyan under then coach Milovan Rajevac at the World Cup.

Many have pointed to Tagoe’s barren run in South Africa as one of the reasons he does not deserve a return to the Black Stars even when he starts playing regularly at club level.

But the former Bursaspor striker in his response claims his goalscoring prowess were limited due to the role he played at the World Cup for which he described his critics as ‘unfaithful’.

“To be honest, Ghanaians have never been faithful,” he told

“They love football, they understand football, they know who Prince [Tagoe] is so when Prince is not doing what he is supposed to do they have the right to talk, its normal.

“But ask yourself, why was it so? Go back and watch the Serbian game and analyze it.

“During the qualification – players like Essien, Sulley [Muntari], Mathew Amoah, [Junior] Agogo helped the team to qualify because Asamoah [Gyan] was injured.

“So when you go to the World Cup and you have a bad tournament, it doesn’t mean you are finished.

“I wasn’t played in the position to score but people didn’t understand this.”


This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • kuukuphilly says:
    March 03, 2014 11:40 am
    yes my brother ghanains have been waiting too long for a trophy so the expectation from every player is very high..
  • spellBOUND says:
    March 03, 2014 03:30 pm
    chale, don't group all ghanians into the "ungrateful" category. you have been one of the "laziest" strikers ever produced. granted there are some idiotic fans out there, but one spoiled apple does not ruin the bunch.
  • Access says:
    March 03, 2014 03:39 pm
    Don't give up ..You are still young and you did your best for Ghana..You should come and play in MLS...